Upscaling Earth. Material Process Catalyst

Earth buil­ding is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the most modern con­struc­tion methods of our time. What eco­no­mic, envi­ron­men­tal, and social con­di­ti­ons are necessa­ry for an ups­ca­ling of earth to occur? In the future, cement, the most important com­po­nent of con­cre­te, will – as well as other fini­te resour­ces – beco­me less via­ble to pro­du­ce and signi­fi­cant­ly more expen­si­ve. Con­si­de­ring appro­pria­te alter­na­ti­ves for buil­ding mate­ri­als is beco­m­ing impe­ra­ti­ve.
This book pres­ents a wide scope of built and unbuilt pro­jects as well as stra­te­gies that can be imple­men­ted to edi­fy pro­ces­ses of buil­ding, adap­ting the use of earth to each uni­que cul­tu­re and con­text. Using impres­si­ve examp­les, the aut­hors demons­tra­te ground­brea­king tech­no­lo­gi­cal inno­va­tions that high­light the advan­ta­ges of this mate­ri­al: from its world­wi­de avai­la­bi­li­ty to the pos­si­bi­li­ty of com­pre­hen­si­ve recy­cling, from cli­ma­te-neu­tral pro­duc­tion to social­ly just imple­men­ta­ti­on, inclu­ding a focus on emer­ging eco­no­mies. This book reve­als the incredi­ble poten­ti­als of ear­t­hen archi­tec­tu­re – for peop­le and for the ent­i­re pla­net.

16 x 21 cm, soft­co­ver
152 pages, 114 illus­tra­ti­ons
ISBN 978–3‑85676–393‑0
CHF 34.00 / EUR 30.00

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