"With Adobe Homes for all Climates, [Schroder and Ogletee] offer a fresh, modern voice to the lively revival of earthen building, and provide a wealth of practical detail as well. People who are considering building with earth---or just wondering why we would want to---would do well to consult this book."---Bruce King, director, Ecological Network, from the Foreword
"Much admired for the adobe homes she has built in the Southwest, Lisa Schroder gives a thorough description in Adobe Homes for all Climates of the techniques of adobe construction in the United States... and guides the eager builder in great detail through the intricacies of earth construction. As we mud freaks know, earth architecture is eminently the solution for the future."---Simone Swan, designer/builder and founder of The Adobe Alliance
"Adobe has always been thought of as a material for the hot, arid parts of the world. Now Lisa and Vince show us how to build with adobe in cold and wet climates, too. This is good news!"---Quentin Wilson, director, Adobe Construction Program, Northern New Mexico College
Humble adobe bricks make the ideal building blocks for eco-friendly structures. They provide an easy, forgiving, and cost-effective means for building solid masonry-wall systems. And adobe construction can also be adapted far beyond the hot and dry climates we typically associate with it.
In Adobe Homes for All Climates, two veteran adobe builders show how modern spins on an old art can make adobe practical even for cold, wet, or earthquake-prone areas. Written for both do-it-yourselfers and experienced adobe builders seeking to improve their craft, the book describes Adobe Building Systems' patented reinforcement and scaffolding systems and shows readers how to construct adobe homes easily and safely, and with superior strength, durability, structural integrity, and aesthetic appeal.
- House + Home, Science, Nature, Architecture
- House Plans, General, Design + Construction, Weather, Earth Sciences / Meteorology + Climatology, Domestic, Methods + Materials
- September 6, 2010
- September 6, 2010
- Lisa Schroder, Vince Ogletree