There’s no detailed information about these particular vaults, but they look great and I wanted to share this with readers. They look like leaning adobe vaults by the famous Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy, author of Architecture for the Poor. This method uses thinner, medium sized adobe blocks mortared together with mud. The adobes are set into sloping arches that lean against an end wall..
“Tucson, in Pima County Arizona, has about 15% of all the burnt adobe homes built in the US from the 1960s through the 80s.
“Introducing the traditional ins and outs of each architectural element—roofs and ceilings, doors, windows, floors, walls, and portals–The Small Adobe House is both an introduction to adobe structures and an idea book for people who want to remodel a classic home or build a new one.
“Abari is a socially and environmentally committed research,design and construction firm that examines, encourages, and celebrates the vernacular architectural tradition of Nepal. As Nepal posses sophisticated traditional knowledge of natural materials like adobes, bamboos, stones and reed, Abari as a research and design firm tries to promulgate these materials into contemporary design practices.”
Green home by Alberto Cardenas, Tepalcate Construction, Cuernevaca, Mexico. Must see to believe. I was a bit shocked to see this even after working with earthbags for years. This is close to a million dollar home. The video above shows the house under construction. Links below show each stage of construction, including the finished house.
“Short documentary about Adobe Homes built by Ramon Quintana in Santa Isabel Mexico.”