My exposure to adobe construction
prior to building this house was minimal.
We recommend that the batch recipes and results from this study be used only as a starting point for actual adobe construction
Although adobe is still used to build homes throughout Latin America, China, and Africa, adobe construction
in America has nearly vanished in favor of cement, drywall, and two-by-fours.
Performance of traditional adobe construction
during numerous Iranian earthquakes has generally been poor as reported by many researchers after assessing the post earthquake damages.
Following the experimental and practical results obtained, the points that should be carefully handled in building adobe construction
with gypsum-lime addition are as follows.
consists of air-dried earthen blocks laid like bricks with a mud mortar.
On the other hand, the most important feature of adobe construction
is their ability to breathe.
That same ethic led them to explore solar heating, solar cookers, wind and hydro electric generators, water filtration, composting toilets, straw bale and adobe construction
After a brief look at adobe's history, the book surveys adobe's advantages as a building material, illustrates adobe construction
techniques with b&w photos and construction drawings, and explains facts and myths of energy conservation with adobe.
Just inside the entrance, a portion of 18th-century adobe construction
is exhibited, protected behind glass.
The park boasts 11 handsomely restored structures that show off Monterey colonial architecture, the style incorporating wooden balconies that became a popular element in adobe construction
La Madera, a wood-products cooperative in northern New Mexico, produces latillas, vigas, and kiva ladders for the specialized Santa Fe adobe construction