The magnitude of the housing shortage faced by less developed countries is reviewed, and it is suggested that earth construction constitutes a viable solution to this problem. Compared to cementbased construction, soil construction poses fewer technical limitations and economical problems. The paper discusses the technical problems associated with the two most common soil construction techniques, adobe and rammed earth, and describes recent work by the authors.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Architectural Science Review|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1987|
- Earth construction
- Energy conservation
- Stabilizcd soils
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