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Re: GSBN:Re: GSBN re: Minke
On Jan 10, 2007, at 2:43 PM, Frank & Ingrid wrote:
Dear GSBNÕers . . . Being on the subject of new members we would like
to ask if a mail we send end of October 2006 in regards to a
nomination by us for Kermo
Juerman from Estonia actually was received by the list . . .
Frank, I don't remember seeing it.
and also support Gernot Minke's inclusion in GSBN, though I wonder if
anyone asked him if he WANTS to be on this list. I can't imagine why
not, but you never know.
Some of you may be interested to know that when I met Gernot a year
ago, I asked why he had selected that photograph of the "ecohouse" in
London for his cover. He replied that he hadn't -- the publisher did.
That building has, among many elements, an unplastered straw bale wall
protected from weather by a sheet of currogated polycarbonate sheeting,
with an 8 cm vented cavity between. When in London last November, I
visited the house and talked with the architect (who also lives there).
I was surprised to see that the bales still look fresh and beautiful
after several years, and appear to be providing insulation because air
flow is stopped by a layer of hydraulic lime plaster on the inside
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.swarch.co.uk/PROJECTS/type2/Project4/sos%20information.pdf">http://www.swarch.co.uk/PROJECTS/type2/Project4/sos%20information.pdf</a>
and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.swarch.co.uk/index0.html">http://www.swarch.co.uk/index0.html</a>
happy new year to all,