Holiday units Esser-Unterholzner

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

Load-bearing straw bale construction with large bales that were plastered directly. The floor slab is also insulated with straw bales.

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City:LanaCompletion:2006Type of Construction:load bearing big baleDesign/ArchitectureWerner Schmidt, Margaret SchwarzPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Photocredit:Atelier Werner Schmidt
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Italy,
More about this Straw Bale House

Load-bearing straw bale construction with large bales that were plastered directly. The floor slab is also insulated with straw bales. The roof is on KLH boards (cross-laminated timber). The project was awarded 2nd prize at the South Tyrolean Architecture Prize 2007.

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About the author

Herbert Gruber

Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh in Europa" (New Building with Straw in Europe), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "STEP" (Strawbale Training for European Professionals) and the Erasmus project "BuildStraw Pro" (a project to get formal national recognition of the training) and "Make your City Smart". As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.