The Second Annual Adobe Conference held in El Rito, NM May 21, 22, 23, announces the conference schedule:

Registration, Dorm and Meal Tickets 11:00AM to 1:30PM, Friday, May 21, 2004

Session I, Friday 1:30 to 4:30 PM
1:30 to 2:00 John Morony
2:00 to 2:30 Luis Fernando Guerrero B. and Francisco Uvina C.
2:30 to 3:00 Simone Swan
3:00 to 3:30 Quentin Wilson
3:30 to 4:00 Dean Sherwin
4:00 to 4:30 Reid Hayashi and Kristina Orchard-Hayes
Cafeteria Open Friday, 5:00 to 6:00PM
Adobe Association Meeting: Election of Board Members 6:30 to 7:00PM
Social Hour, Friday, 7:00 to 9:00PM
Steve Burroughs and Quentin Wilson videos/slides will run in the background.

Cafeteria Open for Breakfast Saturday, 7:30 to 8:30AM
Session II, Saturday, 9:30AM to 12:00M
9:30 to 10:00 Anita Otilia Rodriguez
10:00 to 10:30 Mohamoud Ahmed Eissa
10:30 to 11:00 Pat Frazier
11:00 to 11:30 Richard Burt and Charles Graham
11:30 to 12:00 Mel Medina
Cafeteria Open for Lunch Saturday, 12:00M to 1:00PM
Tour, Saturday, 1:30 to 5:00PM
1:30 to 2:30 Dar al Islam Mosque in Abiquiu
2:30 to 3:00 Abiquiu Plaza, Church and Morada
3:00 to 4:00 Pat Frazier Project
4:00 to 5:00 Mark Chalom Project, the Prisciantelli House
Cafeteria Open for Dinner Saturday, 5:00 to 6:00PM
Membership Meeting: Election of Board of Directors, Apprv Constitn, 6:30 to 7:00

Session III, Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
7:00 to 7:30 Mark Chalom
7:30 to 8:00 Barbara Narici
8:00 to 8:30 Susan Jerome
8:30 to 9:00 Adel Fahmy
Cafeteria Open for Breakfast Sunday, 7:30 to 8:30AM

Session IV, Sunday, 9:30AM to 12M
9:30 to 10:00 Steve Safken
10:00 to 10:30 Arnie Valdez
10:30 to 11:00 Mack Caldwell
11:00 to 11:30 Steve Burroughs
11:30 to 12:00 Jorge Calderon T.
Cafeteria Open for Lunch Sunday, 12:00M to 1:00PM
AASW Board of Directors Meeting, 1:30 to 2:30PM

LEHM 2004 Conference Program

Dachverband Lehm e.V. announces the LEHM 2004 conference program.

Friday, 29.10.2004 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Opening address:

Dr. Horst Schroeder, Chairman of the Dachverband Lehm e.V. (DVL)
Prof. Dr. Michael Petzet, President of ICOMOS International
Earthen building: A thousand years of building culture

• Christian Manhard, UNESCO, Cultural Division: The UNESCO and the conversation of historic earthen architecture in Iran and Afghanistan

• Azimeh Riahi Dekhordi, architect, Iranian Cultural Heritage Organisation (ICHO), Tehran, Iran: Traditional earthen architecture in Abianeh, Iran

• Hamid Reza Jayhani & Seyed Mohammad Ali Emrani, assistant director & technical director, ICHO, Tehran, Iran: From the spirit of adobe to the inner essence of earthern structures in the Persian architecture

• Natalia Turekulova & Timur Turekulov, architects, Kumbez Ltd, Almaty, Kazakhstan: 3000 year old cities along the Syr-Daria river, Republic of Kazakhstan

• Louise Cooke, archaeologist, Institute of Archaeology, University College, London, UK: Earthen building materials and techniques at Merv, Turkmenistan

• Dr. Ju Liang & Prof. Dr. Katsutada Onitsuka & Peihang Chen & Yuya Oryouji, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Saga University, Japan: Geotechnical investigations on earthen historical remains

• Roderich Seefried, DVL, Lebensraum, Wald-Rothenlachen, D: The Heuneburg an der Donau – the earliest use of adobe bricks north of the Alps

• Ronald Rael, architect, Clemson University, USA: A counter history of modern architecture

• Hossein S. M. Ayatollahi, School of Architecture, Yazd University, Iran: Testing “grounded theories” for measuring the qualitative characteristics of earthen architecture

• Dr. René Herdick, architect, Munich, D: Endangered traditional earthen architecture in Ladakh, India

• Anke Richter, DVL, building engineer, Weimar, D: Conservation of traditional earthen architecture in Southern Morocco

• Anna Paola Conti, architect, Macerata, I: Villa Ficana – an urban quarter in the town of Macerata, Italy

• Richard Rath, student, TU Berlin, D: Earthen building in the former Soviet occupied territories and the former DDR 1945 – 1989

Questions and discussion


As part of the LEHM 2004 the Dachverband Lehm e.V. has organised a reception with banquet on the 29th October at the Moritzbastei, Leipzig University’s historic cultural centre in the city centre.

Saturday, 30.10.2004 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

New earthen building technology in conservation practice and the new projects forum

• Alejandro Alva Balderrama & Cristina Albertini, ICCROM, Architecture and Archeaological Sites unit director & research assistant, Rome, I: ICCROM’s activities on the study and the conservation of earthen architecture

• Dr. Abdulhakiem Bazara, building engineer, Berlin, D and Aden, Yemen: The conservation of earthen buildings in Wadi Hadramaut, Yemen

• Anett Richter, restorer, Berlin, D: Securing earthen building elements in the pyramid complexes in Egypt

• Roberto Orazi & Francesca Colosi, architect & archaeologist, CNR-ITABC, Rome, I: New technologies for the conservation of the Archaeological Park of Chan Chan (Peru)

• Marina Reutova & Prof. Dr. Timur S. Shirinov, head of dept. & director, Institute of Archaeology, Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Adobe building materials in Central Asia – the conservation of archaeological earthen monuments

• Michael Thˆnnes, interior designer, Druwid, Waimes, Belgium: Renovation of historic half-timbered constructions in Belgium using earthen building materials

• Frank Hawemann, DVL, building engineer, Lehmprojekt, Dresden, D: Refurbishing system-built prefab housing using earthen materials

• Dr. Horst Schroeder, DVL, building engineer, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, D: New rammed-earth projects in Thuringia, Germany

• Dr. Christof Ziegert, DVL, building engineer, zrs Architekten & Ingenieure, Berlin, D: The conservation and building of monolithic earthen construction

• Dr. Kevan Heathcote & Gregory Moor, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia: The UTS durability test for earth wall construction. The seismic vulnerability of earthen building constructions

• Dr. Dinu Bumbaru, general secretary, ICOMOS International, Montreal, Canada: The earthquake catastrophe in Bam, Iran, December 2003 – future strategies for a destroyed city made of earth

• Dr. Abdolrasool Vatandoust, Director, Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics (RCCCR), Tehran, Iran: The citadel in Bam – an analysis of the earthquake damage from December 2003 and strategies for its reconstruction

• Dr. Jochen Schwarz, Christian Kaufmann, Tobias Langhammer, Bachrom A. Tulaganov, building engineers, Earthquake Institute, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, D & Dr. Shamil A. Chakimov, building engineer, UZLITTI Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The seismic vulnerability of traditional building constructions and an assessment of improvement strategies – case studies after the earthquakes in 2000 and 2001 in Kamashi, Republic of Uzbekistan

• Prof. Dr. Kabul S. Abdurashidov, Prof. Dr. Abdukabil Tulaganov, DVL, K. Pirmanov; TASI School of Architecture and Construction, Tashkent, Uzbekistan: An evaluation of the earthquake resistance of traditional earthen building constructions in Central Asia

Questions and discussion

Sunday, 31.10.2004 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Field trip I – Modern Building with Earth
Selected examples in and around Dresden


Field trip II – Historic Earthen Building in Saxony
Selected examples in and around Leipzig

Historic House May Be Moved

White’s cottage, built by Native Americans from the San Gabriel Mission in 1840 and known today as the Adobe House, is the oldest surviving structure in San Marino, California. Its mud-and-straw-packed walls have weathered the passage of nearly two centuries well enough, with scarcely a crack to be seen. What has changed is the view from the front porch. Modern suburbia has encroached on the house in such an unusual and drastic manner that city officials are considering moving the house to a different location altogether.