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A straw bale house in Hilton, WA
 

The intention of the client was to convert a beautifully positioned small vacant block in Hilton into a sustainable place.

A beautifully, detailed compact home that balances its modest budget with the needs of a medium size family. Using a pale e of natural materials, the architecture incorporates solar passive and active design principles to capture and shelter the sun and sea-breezes, reduce energy costs and provide a future ageing-in-place testament to the vision of the client.

THE BEGINNING
THE BEGINNING
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MEZZANINE STRUCTURE
MEZZANINE STRUCTURE
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BOTTOM PLATE
BOTTOM PLATE
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EXPANDED CLAY
EXPANDED CLAY
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ROOF FRAME
ROOF FRAME
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VENT RIDGE
VENT RIDGE
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FINAL RENDER
FINAL RENDER

three simple materials: lime, sand and water!

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MIXING THE GRAB MORTAR
MIXING THE GRAB MORTAR

sand, saw dust, lime, cement and water..done!

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WINDOW
WINDOW
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BEFORE
BEFORE
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STRAW & STUDS
STRAW & STUDS
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WATERPROOFING ALL WINDOWS
WATERPROOFING ALL WINDOWS
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CEILING
CEILING
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COURTYARD
COURTYARD
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MAIN ELEVATION
MAIN ELEVATION
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ENTRY
ENTRY
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DOUBLE VOLUME
DOUBLE VOLUME
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STAIR CASE
STAIR CASE
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TENSION WIRES
TENSION WIRES
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STAIRS
STAIRS
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KITCHEN
KITCHEN
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KITCHEN CONCRETE BENCH
KITCHEN CONCRETE BENCH
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BATHROOM
BATHROOM
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CONCRETE VB
CONCRETE VB
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Double frame
Double frame
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