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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKJ1-yC_1eI



It's an interesting design - plastic sandbags, held together by steel spikes driven through them vertically and plastered, to make an attractive and durable building.

This home or childcare center (At least I think that's what they're building) is fireproof, earthquake resistant and largely bulletproof (it's made of sandbags!) and uses earth and clay from the local site.

You know, at $0.10 per meter of wall it sounds like a pretty good deal, especially if you live in a fire risk area.


ETA: Here's the british army's take on the same idea, using HESCO bastion Concertainer modular wire reinforced gabion units, to build a small-arms resistant pill-box thingy using just two soldier's labor for one day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLuwMhDQXV0

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thekit
Mar. 1st, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link!

I wonder if making curved and domed ecobeam sandbag structures means you can create those arches you see in ancient adobe buildngs. That would be awesome.
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