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Earthship Architecture: Thermal Performance and Life Cycle Assessment

PhD project by Martin Freney Martin’s research aims to quantify the environmental impacts of the Earthship, an autonomous housing concept built substantially from waste products such as old car tyres, compared with other forms of housing. In particular, Martin is interested in wall construction, however other areas of interest are the autonomous systems such as […]

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Moving from McMansions to Earthships: The Quest for Sustainable Housing in Australia

Building a house out of hundreds of tonnes of dirt and old tyres might sound like a strange place to call home, but the ideas behind Earthships make them truly more than just a humble abode. For the past three years, Martin Freney, PhD student at the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design […]

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