Choosing Shelter Plans
By Patti Stouter, Owen Geiger and Kelly Hart
Appendix: Survey Sketches
Site arrangement: Grid or Curving or Offset
Clusters: Rectangular, Round
Multiple unit access:
Quads with separate access
Unit Wall shapes: Circular, curved, buttressed, square, rectangular
Roof shapes: Gable, Hip, Shed, Square or elongated hip
Rounded building shapes:
Serpentine with roofs,
Half round clusters with tarps
Enclosed clusters with roof
Cover bottom photo from www.openarchitecturenetwork.com by Nathaniel Corum courtesy of Getty Images, used with permission.
Photos page 2 and 4 from www.earthbagbuilding.com used with permission.
Computer sketches by Patti Stouter.
Blondet, Marcial, Gladys Villa Garcia M., and Smetlana Brzev, Earthquake Resistant Construction of Adobe Buildings , ( Oakland , CA : Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 2003) accessed 3/1/2010 at www.world-housing.net .
New Zealand has a set of Earth Building Standards that include specifications for buildings that do not require engineering. They are available at http://www.earthbuilding.org.nz/standards.htm
Minke, Gernot, Construction Manual for Earthquake Resistant Houses Built of Earth , (Eschborn , Germany : GATE- Building Advisory Service and Information Network, 2001)