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  1. Something worth mentioning, given this blog’s emphasis – many old Riads in Fez and Marrakech were originally built out of Tabiyah, e.g. Rammed Earth. However as they are being renovated and made into popular guest-houses many of the older rammed earth building envelopes are being demolished and replaced with masonry tile/brick and concrete.

    There remains a tremendous amount of old rammed earth mixed with lime+stone masonry architecture in these and other cities of Morocco, though the additions and renovations are frequently done in newer materials.
    The older Riads, and some of teh rennovated ones, are often great examples, in their original form, of natural earth-based vernacular architecture.

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