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Campus Straw Bale Cafe Wins Plaudits

1.  Please introduce yourself:  🙂 I’m Paul Younger, an architect and associate with Hewitt Studios LLP in the UK. Our practice focuses on high-quality, non-traditional sustainable design – just because its green, doesn’t mean it has to be twee or old-fashioned! 2. How did you get involved with the Straw Bale Cafe?  Had you built […]

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Cross Section of a Straw Bale Landscape Wall/Rubble Trench Foundation

Many people have recently asked me about landscape walls. As a result of those inquiries, I’ve drawn up a cross section of a landscape wall and rubble trench foundation for you to check out below. This is a basic design that can be used in most locations. Some building departments allow for rubble trench foundations […]

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Straw Bale Row Housing in Edmonton, Alberta Wins Urban Architecture Merit Award

Congratulations to the Battle Lake Design Group for their 2009 Urban Design Award for Merit which was presented by the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. Here’s a description of the project and what the judges had to say about it as presented on the City of Edmonton’s website. Urban Architecture-Award of Merit Project Designers: […]

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