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Silt casting as a building technique
The architect Paolo Soleri has used the technique of using silt piles as a form of scaffolding, on which he carves out various designs and then pours concrete. When the concrete is set the silt is removed. Usually paint or dye is applyed to the silt which transfers to the concrete. After seeing this process, and looking at the buildings that have been built using this technique some more than 40 years old, I wonder if this technique could be used in other parts of the world. It has alot of advantages over common practices. Both environmentally and functionally. For more information click on http://www.arcosanti.org/media/publication/quaderni03.html
Uzair A. Quraishi
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Silt casting as a building technique
people who are interested in earth architecture, low income housing etc. could give me some feed back on how successful this could be ...
Uzair A. Quraishi
Silt casting as a building technique
if one still using concrete, how much difference does it make to the cost? besides the patterns? what abt the quality of silt? would it be the same as that in... say the thar desert or rajistan?
what abt efficency? i'd think it would take more time to prepare a siltcast than normal steel or wood scaffolding. and also re-usability of the cast? is the silt cast baked to form a mould?
Ahmed Asad Zuberi
Silt casting as a building technique
ahmed i don't know all of that that's why i put up the question. Since my knowledge is limited in the matter i was wondering if someone knew how feasable it would be.
Uzair A. Quraishi
Silt casting as a building technique
yes i have ahmed, but they wouldnt know in as much detail as say some one how lives in India. please contribute to this debate if you know anything about my inquire, instead of trying to find fault with it.
Uzair A. Quraishi
Silt casting as a building technique
If anyone is interested i have placed images on arcosanti on the archnet website t ofurther understand what im talking about

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