Rob Roy
Architectural Press | 2005 | PDF | 148 pages | 38 Mb

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"According to Roy, underground or `earth-sheltered' houses are unexpectedly livable. Judging by his book's attractive pictures, that's easy to believe. The house he bases his point-by-point guide on is indeed a showplace. Its homey touches are just that, though, and Roy's main concern is creating such a house, from drawing up the plans to surveying the site to the actual building. Roy's instruction is insightful and comprehensive....Throughout, he covers construction and installation details that are extremely important for nonprofessionals brave enough to undertake building their own homes."


1. Past & Present
2. Design
3. Siting & Excavation
4. The Footing
5. The Floor
6. External Walls
7. Timber Framework
8. Roof Deck
9. Waterproofing
10. Insultan, Drainage & Backfilling
11. Earth Roof
12. Closing In
13. Retaining Walls & Landscaping
14. The Interior
15. Performance
16. Case Studies in the North
17. Case Studies in the Southern US


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