Australian Earth-Covered Building
New South Wales University Press, 1991 - Technology & Engineering - 184 pages
New edition of book first published in 1985. Guide to the theory and practice of construction of earth-covered buildings. Written for architects and lay people, it contains detailed information about environmentally sound, energy-efficient, earth-covered buildings.
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A Philosopy for Terratecture
The State of the Art
Design and Construction Principles
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