Earthbag House, CABO FRIO BRAZIL

EARTHBAG HOUSE – 2008 – RIO DE JANEIRO

This project was to design and build a large space to serve as both a residence and meeting centre for a Bio-Architecture institute. The walls were built in two stages, the first being part one of the first ever Hyperadobe courses in Brazil with Fernando Pacheco of EcoOca (who developed the technique of using the continuous onion sacking) and the second as part of a working bee. The house is yet to be finished and it is interesting to note, that even with no roof and no rendering, the walls are completely intact and showing no sign of erosion – and this is quite impressive for this area which receives a great deal of annual rainfall, and which can be at times torrential and prolonged.

 

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