SOME FRENCH BUILDINGS USING PLANT FIBRES




Le Guern House plan MANY CURVES



Le Guern House, Morbihan

Construction: Timber frame, straw bale infill

Designer: Pascal Thepaut

Builder: owner built assisted by Pascal Thepaut














Perdereau plan EARTH SHELTERED


Perdereau House, "The Caves of Oaks", Maine-et-Loire

Construction: Concrete frame, infill straw bales

Designer: Philippe Perdereau

Builder: owner built




















House photo THE ALPS


House, Alps

Construction: Timber frame, cannibis/lime/sand cast in place infill

Builder: Yves KUHN














Juillard elevation SYMMETRY AND LANDSCAPE


Juillard House, Puy de Dôme

Juillard plan

Construction: Straw bale masonry technique (load bearing)

Designer: H.Denonain DPLG

Builder: owner built assisted by Francoise Tanguay















Barril House plan ENERGETIC PERFORMANCE

The Barril House has been built along ecological principles. Most of its materials are natural, healthy and regional. The house uses passive and active solar systems. The long concave south facard tracks the sun whilst the openings on the other facades are reduced to a minimum.

Barril House, Thuré

Construction: Timber frame, straw bale infill

Designer: Jean-Marie Haquette assisted by Gérard Barril

Builder: owner built assisted by Jean-Marie Haquette









The publication Straw Bale Buildings in France lists many of these buildings and many more in full detail.




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updated March 1998