New building in the courtyard in Troisdorf, DE

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

Straw Bale Extension to an existing half-timbered house with clay plaster (inside) and lime plaster (outside)

Key data

City:TroisdorfCompletion:2017Type of Construction:double post & CUT constructionDesign/ArchitectureDennis HarmsCarpenter:Martin BüchlerStraw Builder:asbn - austrian strawbale networkPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Photocredit:Herbert Gruber
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Germany,
More about this Straw Bale House

Straw bale house in Troisdorf (near Cologne), DE; extension to an existing half-timbered house with clay plaster (inside) and lime plaster (outside).

Design: Dennis Harms
Carpenter: Martin Büchler
ASBN-Workshop: Strohballen-Infill & Verputze (Lehm und Kalk)

WORKSHOP Straw Bale Bulding-, Earth- and Lime renders:
Trainer: Herbert Gruber, Alejandro Lopez
Helper: Spyros, Jakub, Vinko, Martin Büchler (Zimmerer), Dennis Harms (Architekt), Teilnehmer
Lime render: Trainer Marta Rakowska, Manolis Ximeris (Grobputz)
Helper: Spyros Panagos (Mix), Teilnehmer
Clay plaster: Trainer: Alejandro Lopez, Herbert Gruber
Helper: Jakub (Mix), Vinko, Martin, Dennis, Teilnehmer

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.