The New Zealand Herald has reported on a new technique of flax-reinforced earth building that is to be used to construct a "sustainable urban village".
The village of 30 to 60 homes is to be begun with two buildings constructed during an Eco Show on the site. A 36sqm utility block will be included as one of the first buildings and it will feature a wall made of flax-reinforced earth. The designers of this building system won a $1.1 million research grant last year from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology.
Source: New Zealand Herald
Posted February 17th , 2004