In 1984, Iranian architect Nader Khalili developed the innovative earthbag construction technique known as SuperAdobe. It was developed with its potential for building on Mars and the Moon in mind, as a home design for future spacefaring generations.
SuperAdobe homes exemplify the harmonious blend of sustainability and elegance. Their unique construction technique, rooted in ancient wisdom and modern innovation, offers a solution for environmentally conscious individuals seeking to create breathtaking homes with minimal impact on the planet.
Junoot, Oman Collaboration between Cal-Earth (led by alumni Hooman Fazly), URC, and SSH
Energy use is becoming an increasingly pertinent issue for the world around us. And while the recent work-from-home revolution has brought with it a lot of benefits, some might overlook the environmental costs. There was as much as an 8.9% rise in domestic energy consumption in the first quarter of 2021 alone, as a direct result of these new workin...
Soroush Majidi (cover image)
This house was built as a secondary house combining earth, wood and stone structures with very traditional Moroccan finishings: Tadelakt in wall, earth tiles in the ground, sculptured cedar wood, Ourika Stones in the façade and roofs with eucalyptus and bamboo.
Bsabess, Benslimane, Morocco
The Tehran-based architecture studio ZAV Architects has recently completed Presence in Hormuz 2, a community of Superadobe earthbag domes that empowers its residents. Built with earth-based materials, these colorful domes were constructed with the help of local residents looking to revive their local economy.
Presence in Hormuz 2
Hormuz Island, Iran
Payman Barkhordari, Tahmineh Monzavi, Soroush Majidi, DJI