Earth construction - a review of needs and methods

Y. Etzion, M. Saller

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The magnitude of the housing shortage faced by less developed countries is reviewed, and it is suggested that earth construction constitutes a viable solution to this problem. Compared to cementbased construction, soil construction poses fewer technical limitations and economical problems. The paper discusses the technical problems associated with the two most common soil construction techniques, adobe and rammed earth, and describes recent work by the authors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43
Number of pages1
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987


  • Adobe
  • Earth construction
  • Energy conservation
  • Housing
  • Stabilizcd soils

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture


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