Mud architecture and other recyclable building materials

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The Earth Architecture website is a great resource that focuses on architecture constructed of mud brick, rammed earth, compressed earth block and other methods of earthen construction.

And if you’re able, check out “Lasting Foundations: The Art of Architecture in Africa” which runs through Jan. 13 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.. You can read a review of the show here.

Also take a look at a documentary of about the history and possible future of earth architecture, Future of Mud. More on recyclable and natural building materials here and here.

Posted by Chris

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5 responses to “Mud architecture and other recyclable building materials

  1. I need Mud Architectures, i would like to start my own construction company.

  2. Its a nice blog. It gives the details of Mud architecture and other recyclable Building materials

  3. I am intrested in building a mud house but should have a very good finish( looks good not rough)
    Thanks
    Billy

  4. fractalcauliflower

    Great post. I was looking for this kind of information. I’m interested in green design and am considering a course in engineering and architecture.
    Thanks!

  5. Hi there! I happen to have a bunch of bricks scattered in my backyard. They are just an eyesore to everybody. Those were excess materials from my cottage construction. Please send me a pm if you are interested. Thanks.

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