Interpretation of Pope-Leighey House to Straw Bale Construction.

Interpretation of Pope-Leighey House to Straw Bale Construction.

David S.
This model is straw bale construction, supporting posts (textured as brown brick) supporting the roof, the walls are so thick because they are stacks of straw bales. Straw bale construction is a ‘green’ form of construction. Stacking bales of straw provide ease of construction and up to insulating values of 45. In my on going quest to design our dream home, I have considered many variations of house design. I’m also a fan of arts and craft design and that period and of the master architect and craftsman upon whose work the Arts and Crafts design is based. This model is based upon the Pope Leighey house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940. It is one of the Usonian houses – look it up. Frank Lloyd Wright was ‘green’ before it was coo to be green, his designs utilize a good deal of passive solar and green technologies. Needless to say with my desire to build our new home energy efficient and eco-friendly Frank and others of his period make good sources for designs for our home. This model is to scale, meaning all measurements are ‘true’ to life. The roof can easily be removed to have a look inside. I did not completely furnish this model, nor did I put I interior doors. #Arts_and_Crafts #Frank_Lloyd_Wright #House #solar #Straw_bale
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