Earth Architecture

An earth structure is a building or other structure made largely from soil. Includes adobe or mud-brick buildings.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Ahwar of Southern Iraq Sumerian sites
Al Ain mud brick constructions
Al-Ahsa Oasis Al-Qubbah Mosque and other buildings
Asante Traditional Buildings
Baekje Historic Areas “Gongsanseong Fortress consists of both earthen wall sections and stone wall sections, although most parts are stone walls. The total length of the fortress amounts for 2,660m (stone walls: 1,925m; earthen walls: 735m).” - Nomination File
Bahla Fort Its ruined walls and towers
Brú na Bóinne Newgrange : henge
Chan Chan
Cliff of Bandiagara
Coro and its Port Coro's traditional buildings are built of earth - adobe, or earth reinforced in a technique known as "bahareque".
Fujian Tulou
Gyeongju Wolseong Fortress "The fortress was built in 101 AD. The east, west, and north walls were built on stone/earth foundation covered with clay. -Kyongju by Kim, Yong-nam (published by Woojin Press, Seoul, Korea) 2008
Hahoe and Yangdong Most of lower class houses in Yangdong are mud wall house
Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
Mesa Verde
Orkhon Valley Karakorum, Mud walls
Poverty Point
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Royal Palaces of Abomey
Silk Roads Jiahoe, Gaochang
Taos Pueblo
Tomb of Askia
Turaif Quarter
Yazd Yazd is also one of the largest cities built almost entirely out of adobe. (wiki)
Çatalhöyük mud brick houses (AB ev)


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