Soil Blocks-Storeyed Buildings

Stabilised Soil blocks can be used to construct storeyed buildings.
In Kenya, people use them for ground-floor only buildings since the technology is relatively new. In other countries which have developed the technology further, the soil blocks can be used to construct storeyed buildings. Se pictures below:

The German School in Chiangmai, Thailand, under construction with loadbearing interlocking concrete block walls

http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/GATE_DL/BUILDING/IB/EN/IB.HTM

http://www.hydraform.com/ImageGallery/Index.asp?offset=80

http://www.earth-auroville.com/auram_earth_equipment_introduction_en.php

stabilised soil block storeyed house

http://collections.infocollections.org/ukedu/uk/d/Jg09c2e/6.2.html

Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


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