3.27.2009

Sustain Your Life, Sustain your Brain
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A new lifestyle trend is to make use of shipping containers to create modular dwellings - building a real life lego structure. Like strawbale design, which uses cubes of specially prepared hay which is then plastered over with an adobe mixture - either mud or plaster, this replaces the traditional exterior wood frame architecture which has domainated in the U.S. since the mid 1800's, in one style or another. As you probably know, most brick homes in areas without earthquake activity are a facade that uses ties to connect the brick layer to the frame and the foundation - avoiding potentially dangerous collapses from all masonry buildings.

Let's see where it goes.

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