Abari, a socially and environmentally committed research,design and construction firm that examines, encourages, and celebrates the vernacular architectural tradition of Nepal. In this recent project, the dome will be covered with bamboo roof as a protection again heavy tropical rain. The adobe structure is reinforced with bamboo to make it earthquake resitant. This structure is a reception of community structure, which is also being built.
Dr. Paul Jaquin at www.historicrammedearth.co.uk has revamped and improved his website. Visit the Historic Rammed Earth website for lots of information about the science of rammed earth and earth buildings, and studies of rammed earth in Nepal, Morocco, Spain and India.
Abari is a not-for-profit organization that examines, encourages, and celebrates the vernacular architectural tradition of Nepal. Much of that tradition includes the use of mud brick as seen traditionally in Eastern Kathmandu and in their recent Gobi Adobe project.
A father and son team, Basanta and Nripal Adhikary from Nepal, are reintroducing adobe in the Gobi Desert as means to provide housing in an environment where there is little timber. [ read article | construction photos ]