[GSBN] Straw bale building in tropical areas

Noé Solsona noe at anarchitecture.org
Tue Jul 11 13:25:47 CDT 2017


Hello ballers,

Am still looking for advices on that topic because I have more request for building with bale in hot and humid climate like Guadeloupe, Benin, Sénégal.

Many thanks in advance.
Noé…


> Le 29 juin 2017 à 08:17, Noé Solsona <noe at anarchitecture.org> a écrit :
> 
> Hello Derek and Bill,
> 
> Thanks for your returns, and advice regarding analyzing the moisture effect.
> I definitely agree with you Bill, that’s why I wrote to the GSBN to ask how to do and if it’s possible or suitable to build with straw in tropical climate ? Because I don’t want to be dependent and risk the failure of the air conditioning.
> 
> So am very wondering if it’s possible to build with straw ??
> Would it be better with light straw ?
> 
> Thanks for your advices.
> Noé...
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> Le 28 juin 2017 à 19:47, Bill Christensen <lists at sustainablesources.com> a écrit :
>> 
>> Hi Noé, et al,
>> 
>> Over the years I've become a fan of the concept of passive sustainability:  specifically, what happens to the building when power and mechanical systems such as air conditioning fail?
>> 
>> In the wall described below, you're creating a dependence on the air conditioning system, and therefore setting yourself up for potential wall failure if the A/C goes down for an extended period, whether due to something as simple as financial constraints or as extensive as global apocalypse.
>> 
>> Better to build without such dependencies whenever possible.
>> 
>> On 6/26/17 4:26 PM, Noé Solsona wrote:
>>> But I also hear that it could be possible if we have a vapor block membrane in the outside, and clay plastering in the inside with a good and strong air conditioning system.
>>> What do you think ?
>>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Bill Christensen
>> http://SustainableSources.com
>> http://LinkedIn.com/in/billc108
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