Neustift: residential building in straw bale construction method

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

In this project, the exterior walls are provided with a prefabricated insulation layer made of straw bales. The flat roof construction is placed floating over the thermal building envelope with a protective roof overhang.

Key data

City:NeustiftCompletion:2012Type of Construction:straw bale wrappingDesign/ArchitectureBauatelier Schmelz & SalomonCarpenter:Zimmerei SpeiserStraw Builder:Zimmerei SpeiserPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Austria, Straw Bale Wrapping,
More about this Straw Bale House

Bei diesem Projekt werden die Außenwände mit einer vorgestellten Dämmebene aus Strohballen versehen. Die Flachdachkonstruktion wird mit einem schützenden Dachüberstand schwebend über die thermische Gebäudehülle gestellt. Die Beheizung erfolgt über eine Kachelofen-Ganzhausheizung.

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.