Presentation on theme: "Housing styles part 3 Ranch to Earth Shelter Geo-Dome house “Teen Cribs”"— Presentation transcript:
Housing styles part 3 Ranch to Earth Shelter Geo-Dome house “Teen Cribs”
Ranch One story Originally built for warm climates Open floor plans Large windows
Ranch Style Home
Split Level Originally for hillside lots Good for noise control Generally living room and kitchen at ground level, laundry and garage lower level and bedrooms/baths on upper level.
Contemporary A unique design that forms a unit with it’s site. Natural appearance of materials retained Always changing Simple
Saving Energy In the 1970’s saving energy was very important for our country. Alternative home styles were created to accomplish this. Cards show some of these early energy saving ideas.
Solar Windows should face south. Deciduous trees are planted on the window side.
Geodesic Dome Self supporting so no interior walls are needed. Energy efficient Cheaper to build
Earth Sheltered At least one side is underground Windows should face south Also called berm house
Saving Energy Saving energy and preserving our worlds natural resources is also very important today. This type of design is called Green Design. The next few slides show unusual homes that are being experimented with today.
Earth Walls – Rammed Earth Green Housing Rammed earth is a technique for building walls using the raw materials of earth such as chalk, lime and gravel. It is an ancient building method that has seen a revival in recent years as people seek more sustainable building materials and natural building methods
Earth Walls - Cob Green Housing Cob is a building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth, similar to adobe. Cob is fireproof, resistant to seismic activity (Earthquakes) and inexpensive. It can be used to create artistic, sculptural forms and has been revived in recent years by the natural building and sustainability movements.
Earth Walls - Cob Green Housing
Earth Walls - Adobe Green Housing Made from available soil, adobe is abundant, inexpensive and energy- efficient. A sustainable material, it has little impact on the environment.
Earth Bag Walls Green Housing
Straw Bale Walls Load bearing Infill Green Housing