Eco-village to pioneer flax-mix earth building

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

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