27 February 2014

Swiss 'activ haus'

Has anyone seen this Swiss  'activ haus' system, where the walls are glass with beehive corrugated cardboard insulation behind, while the gap between is ventilated? How does it work? 

Ben Adam-Smith interviews Fran for his self-build podcast series

Web link: http://www.houseplanninghelp.com/42

9 February 2014

Scaffolding finally down at Hickling straw-bale house

Scaffolding finally came down 11th December revealing the duvet-like lime rendered straw bale walls, stainless steel cills span the depth of the bales and render, and straight lines of stainless steel cills contrast with wavy wall. Lots of pics below: