Hybrid earthbag/aircrete structure

  • We know aircrete is a good insulator, however, it lacks thermal mass. The ideal solution, IMO, would be a hybrid dome composed of the south facing (in NA) aspect made of earthbag for thermal mass, and the north facing aspect made of aircrete for insulation; or, alternatively, the front aspect being bag halfway around up to maybe 2-3 meters with south facing glazing directing light onto a thermal mass internally with the remainder aircrete. Has this approach been tried? Could they be tied together successfully? Just a thought.

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