Tag: compressed earth block

Rob Goodier

A new digital tool takes the guesswork out of making compressed earth blocks for construction

November 28, 2016

An experienced soil analyst can discover clues about the dirt with little more than water, a jar and a...

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Rob Goodier

Old Fused With New: Sustainable Architecture Where It Is Most Needed

November 1, 2016

Sustainability in architecture has manifested as buildings that process waste and cool themselves, and as a revival of old...

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Yan Chu

Five innovative materials for sustainable structural engineering

March 25, 2016

It is impossible to install pricey ENERGY STAR equipment and rooftop green gardens in every home in developing countries, but smaller...

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Rob Goodier

Five Questions with Francesco Piazzesi

October 11, 2012

Francesco Piazzesi is helping tens of thousands of people in rural communities in Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Haiti move...

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Rob Goodier

Promising new tech for developing countries at the National Design Expo

April 25, 2012

A wetlands in a hair salon, a solar water purifier in a backpack and worm bins for trash clean-up...

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Rob Goodier

Five Questions with Jim Hallock

March 12, 2012

Jim Hallock is America’s spokesman for earthen construction. He crafts beautiful and beautifully low-cost buildings with compressed-earth blocks, and...

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Rob Goodier

Workshops teach earthen block construction and land management for a sustainable future

April 19, 2011

Jim Hallock is teaching his compressed-earth block building techniques to people in Deslandes, Haiti to help them build a...

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