Monday, December 03, 2007

maine straw bale construction: inspired by le corbusier: ronchamp

This straw bale house in Maine reminds me so much of Le Corbusier's Ronchamp (two photos below) in France.

Here is also a wonderful reference for registered straw bale homes around the world.

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Blogger m.o.i.@ warrior ant press said...

Awesome straw bale house designs. Although, if these are all depicting the same house from the second to the third photos, the front and rear of the structure doesn't appear to be completely unified. Also, very large for a straw bale house from the scale of the person. That seems a bit odd.

7:28 PM  
Blogger hautenature* said...

The bottom two pictures are Ronchamp--a church in France designed by Architect Le Corbusier.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Doudou Fille said...

Oh, I'm shocked to see this picture of this church on a US blog!!! My parents live near this church and i visited it when i was small. Incredible!!!

8:00 AM  
Blogger hautenature* said...

As an architecture student I went there--and loved the scenery and Corbusier!

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Renee said...

So interesting...I came across something similar yesterday while searching and it was earthbag homes that were very cool

4:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any experience with straw bale houses in a humid subtropical climate? Are there problems with mold? are there special challenges in terms of sealing the walls? Has anyone done it? - Mark in Belo Horizonte

2:43 PM  

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