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  •  Can you imagine that I am not able (1+ / 0-)
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    to find a special form of light-weight, foam-like brick they developed at the Univ. of Hawaii in Manoa, specially fit for earth-quake resistant houses and well suited against high humidity climates? It was yellowish and it looked like a mix of bubbly foam and some cement like material baked together and I saw one picture of a test house already constructed some years ago out of that material. I can't for the life of me find that again? They had big hopes for that material, but I have never heard about it again.

    I am really bad in searching for stuff on the internets. If you ever stumble over something like that let me know.

    •  do you remember what it was made of, mimi? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm assuming it was some sort of natural/green material. I do have some friends in HI I could ask.

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      by citisven on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 07:50:53 PM PST

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      •  no, all I remember is that the Univ of Hawaii in (1+ / 0-)
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        Manoa developed the material, I remember one house on Maui that was built with it, may be a test model or so. I only saw a picture and an article and it's several years ago, so not much of information at all.

        Don't worry. I will find it and / or other materials that seem what I am looking for. In Hawaii one has to know exactly where you buy land and than adjust the material and design of the house to the climate exactly at that spot, because a couple of miles apart you have already other climate patterns.

        It's just my spare-time hobby to hop around virtually on Hawaii and look what people build there. Lot's of imported styles and stuff from California and Oregon. :-)

        Thanks, citisven.

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