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Since ancient times, raw earth has been used worldwide as a construction material. Today, it is well known for its good environmental properties of recyclability and low embodied energy along the production process. Earthen walls regulate the interior temperature of the buildings, providing comfortable temperatures with a very low carbon footprint....
Nearly 30% of humanity lives in earthen dwellings. Earthbag is a sustainable, cheap, feasible and comfortable option for emergency housing. A comparative monitoring-simulation analysis of the hygrothermal behavior of an Earthbag dwelling in Mediterranean continental climate, designed under bioclimatic criteria, is presented. The dome shape Earthbag...
Earthen architecture historically has been widely used for wall construction around the world, particularly in developing countries. Most of the earthen dwellings in Burkina Faso are built traditionally with adobe walls. This construction technique is low-cost but it is easily eroded by water and often lacks satisfactory thermal comfort. In this wo...