Society for the Promotion of Art and Culture

Earth Architecture

Currently it is estimated that one half of the world’s population—approximately three billion people on six continents—lives or works in buildings constructed of earth. And while the vast legacy of traditional and vernacular earthen construction has been widely discussed, little attention has been paid to the contemporary tradition of earth architecture. Author Ronald Rael, founder of provides a history of building with earth in the modern era, focusing particularly on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth, mud brick, compressed earth, cob, and several other interesting techniques. EARTH ARCHITECTURE presents a selection of more than 40 projects that exemplify new, creative uses of the oldest building material on the planet. {Via }


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8:09 AM,


At November 26, 2009 at 11:19 PM, Blogger jalalHB said...

Thats great - one needs to return to clay / earth construction to save electricity bills and enjoy in summers


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