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Book Data

ISBN: 9781889625010
Year Added to Catalog: 2004
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: b&w photographs, appendices, index
Number of Pages: 8 x 11, 246 pages
Book Publisher: Cal-Earth Press
Old ISBN: 1889625019
Release Date: January 1, 1996
Web Product ID: 49

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How to Build Your Own

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

The Beginning

Part 1: The Evolution

  1. A Tale of Two Communities: Boshrouyeh and Taos
  2. Earth Architecture
  3. Celtaftan (Fired Structure) Earth Architecture
  4. A Ceramic House—A Dream Come True

Part 2: Philosophy and Design Principles

  1. The People’s Architecture: Working with Nature
  2. Structural Principles
  3. Basic Forms and Design

Part 3: Materials and Techniques

  1. Appropriate Site, Appropriate Material
  2. Adobe
  3. Celtaftan (Fired-Earth) Adobe Mixture
  4. Adobe: Forms and Block-Making
  5. Foundations
  6. Walls
  7. How to Build Arches, Domes, and Vaults
  8. Roofing and Wall Covering
  9. Flooring, Interior Finishes, Openings and Utilities

Part 4: Firing and Ceramic Glazing

  1. Celtaftan: Firing Earth Structures
  2. Interior Design: Sculpting and Glazing
  3. Landscaping and Rehabilitation

Part 5: Beginning

  1. Model Making
  2. Visions for the Future

Appendix:
Shell Membrane Theory Applied to Masonry Domes
Magma, Ceramic, and Fused Adobe Structures Centered in Situ
Building Codes
Glossary and Metric and U.S. Systems of Weights and Measures
Index


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