Modern Adobe Homes

For several thousand years, in dry climates throughout the world, we have been constructing homes using sun-dried earth.

Traced back to ancient Middle Egyptian, the word adobe is translated as mudbrick.”  Adobe bricks are formulated from a mixture of organic materials; the binding element being mud consisting of either sand, silt, or clay,  and then mixed with straw, sticks, or dung. In modern times, adobe bricks are reinforced with steel or emulsified asphalt. With exceptional thermal mass, after exposure to radiation from the sun and convection from the surrounding air, adobe will distribute the warmth it stored throughout the day to the interior of the structure during the cooler nights experienced in desert climates.

Across the globe, architects have become marvelously creative with adobe structures. With sleek, curved surfaces of walls, built in shelves, seating, and stairways, one could imagine themselves to be living within a fine art sculpture.

Check out some of these unique and stunning designs!

Bright Whites

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Photograph courtesy of Decoratoo

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Photograph courtesy of Mundo Casas

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Photograph courtesy of Bloglovin’

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Photograph courtesy of Pinterest

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Photograph courtesy of Decoholic
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Photograph courtesy of The Style Files
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Warm Shades

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Photograph courtesy of Modern Home

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Photograph courtesy of Dream Homes Magazine

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Photograph courtesy of Jardim do Mundo

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Photograph courtesy of Jardim do Mundo
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Photograph Courtesy of Voice of Nature
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Photograph courtesy of Jardim do Mundo

Vivid Colors

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Photographs Courtesy of Tu Casa Bella

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Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
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Photograph courtesy of Pinterest

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Where are you thinking of building your Adobe home? Submit pictures of your favorite Adobe interiors below!

 

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