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brick

brick  

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[Ar]A kind of building material consisting of a block of dried or baked clay, often with some kind of tempering agent such as stone, sand, or straw. There are many different shapes, sizes, and styles ...
cob

cob  

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Composition containing clay, gravel, sand, straw, and water, thoroughly mixed until it is consistent and plastic, and applied in layers (without formwork) to make walls, then finished with a roof and ...
cote

cote  

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A cottage or animal shed.
earth and earth-work architecture

earth and earth-work architecture  

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There are long traditions of buildings made of earth or mud (see adobe, cob, pisé de terre). In the 1960s proposals were mooted to create buildings by pouring concrete on to mounds of earth which ...
mud

mud  

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Apparently an unpromising material, but with a long and honourable history in vernacular architecture, not only for simple structures but also for monumental public buildings, such as the Mosque, ...
mud brick

mud brick  

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[Ma]Sun‐dried blocks of clay mixed with straw or dung used in building houses and other structures common in parts of the world with a hot dry climate. Buildings constructed with mud brick have a ...
pisé

pisé  

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[Ma]Clay, earth, or gravel beaten down until it is solid and used as a building material for floors and walls.
pueblo

pueblo  

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1 Village in Spain or Latin America.2 Communal or tribal dwelling, especially in Arizona or New Mexico, USA, usually of adobe, and sometimes partly constructed in excavations in cliff faces.
rammed

rammed  

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Structure, e.g. wall, made by beating down earth contained between formwork or shuttering with a heavy implement. If cement and other strengthening ingredients are added, the rammed earth is pisé de ...
Spanish Colonial Revival

Spanish Colonial Revival  

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Variant of Ameri can Colonial Revival which drew on exem plars from the former Spanish colonies (e.g. the Governor's Palace, Santa Fé, NM (1610–14), constructed largely of adobe). It is distinguished ...

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