Straw Bale Details
A Manual for Designers and BuildersBook - 2001
Straw Bale Details is the perfect companion for those who are serious about building with straw. It focuses entirely on the specific design theories and practices that result in well-built, long-lasting bale structures. It extends the range of books like Straw Bale Building through large, easy-to-read architectural drawings rendered for a wide variety of building options, including load-bearing and post-and-beam designs. A range of foundation, wall, door and window, and roof-plate scenarios is presented, along with notes and possible modifications. Also included are the most recent testing data to help base designer and builder decisions on sound science.
Chris Magwood is coauthor of Straw Bale Building and editor of The Last Straw Journal. Chris Walker is a Toronto architect specializing in sustainable design.