ecomaterials

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A MOOC on straw construction

A Massive Open Online Course is an online learning programme, also known as a MOOC. The UP STRAW partners have written a (...)

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Monks build the largest straw bale building in southern Germany with their own wood and straw.

Interview with Brother Andreas Schmidt, OSB, project manager and representative of the builder "Benedictine Abbey Plankstette (...)

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The Bale House

The 'Bale House' is the new Visitor Centre in Hastings Country Park. This unique straw building is in one of the most stunnin (...)

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The Takienta

The Takienta (Otammari construction) is the only one-story dwelling in the world built entirely of local materials. It is (...)

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Straw now integrated into BIM

12 walls representative of the main current practices in straw construction were modelled in BIM. The walls were described (...)

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Hastings Visitor Centre built with straw

The 'Bale House' is the new Visitor Centre in Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, funded by Hastings Borough Council with (...)

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Green and Lean Methodology Reduces Building Costs

Lean methodology dates back to the end of World War 2, when Japanese factory owners started adopting American production (...)

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The biggest library dedicated to straw construction

The partners of the UP STRAW project have created a library of more than 400 publications dedicated to building with straw (...)

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Healthy and energy efficient buildings: the potential of ECO-SEE materials

With energy efficiency in buildings high up on the European political agenda, Brussels is certainly the place where awareness (...)