Adobe - Technology of Everybody: Low Cost Housing in Ethiopia
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The traditional building techniques in Ethiopia today contain a lot of wood. Because ofdeforestation the forest cover in the country has been decreased. A part of a solution would bethe exclusion of wood in construction and then the adobe technology is a good alternative. Adobe technology involves blocks made from local soil that mixed with water and straw asreinforcement. The sundried blocks can be bricked up to walls. As mortar the same wetmixture can be used.
This report contains analyzed soil characteristics in the high altitude located Asella region todetermine its suitability for adobe blocks. The design of a kindergarten in Alem Maya is alsocarried out.
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Adobe, adobe block technology, Alem Maya, Asella, block, construction, construction technology, Ethiopia, mud block, low cost housing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23334OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-23334DiVA: diva2:639975
Ethiopian Evangelical Lutheran Church
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