Sunday, March 20, 2011
Earthen Architecture: 15 of the World’s Dirtiest Buildings
By Steph in Art & Design, Geography & Travel, Home & Garden
Earthen buildings come in a vast variety of shapes and sizes, made from materials like fired clay, compressed dirt and a mixture of clay, sand, straw and water. People have been using various forms of earth to build structures for centuries, from the traditional thatched cottages in Devon, England to the pueblo villages of the American west. The ancient ‘rammed earth’ building technique has been used in Neolithic architecture sites and modern cathedrals alike. From underground green homes to other futuristic green houses, here are 15 diverse examples of structures made from earthen materials.
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