Earth Architecture

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

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Connected Sites


Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Sumerian sites
Al Ain: mud brick constructions
Al-Ahsa Oasis: Al-Qubbah Mosque and other 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
Coro and its Port: Coro's traditional buildings are built of earth - adobe, or earth reinforced in a technique known as "bahareque".
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
Orkhon Valley: Karakorum, Mud walls
Silk Roads: Jiahoe, Gaochang
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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