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Hello, I am student at the University of Cincinnati getting my Master of Architecture degree this year.  Since I was a freshman in college I have been interested in the use and implementation of natural and earth materials in architecture and design.  I see problems in the way our standardized building and design approach has affected all involved, from the users, who end up with a detached feeling of place; the environment, which suffers with improper material extraction and excessive energy use in the building’s lifespan, and the builder’s exposure to hazardous material and lack of opportunity for unique craft. Natural Building While I have learned a bit about different types of natural building, including Earthships, adobe, cob, and straw CLICK for more