Mas Franch Permaculture Centre

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

The community centre was built using round timber post and beam construction, with the straw bales plastered directly with clay.

Key data

City:OlotCompletion:2008Type of Construction:roundwood-posts, CUT constructionDesign/ArchitectureRCPClay/Earth plaster:Tom RijvenStraw Builder:RCP: Maren Termens, Rikki Nitzkin, Valentina MainiPossibility to visit:YesPress photos:Yes
Photocredit:Herbert GruberOwner Builders Contribution:Workshop, Selbstbau
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Spain,
More about this Straw Bale House

Das Gemeinschaftszentrum wurde in Rundholzständerbauweise errichtet, die Strohballen direkt mit Lehm verputzt. Das Gründach, ausgeführt als reziprokes Dach oder Mandala-Dach, ist mit Schafwolle gedämmt.
Der Bau kann als Low-Budget-Experimentalbau gesehen werden.

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.