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Seismic stabilization of historic adobe structures
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ISBN: 0892365870

Planning and engineering guidelines for the seismic retrofitting of historic adobe structures
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ISBN: 0892365889

Survey of damage to historic adobe buildings after the january 1994 Northridge earthquake
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ISBN: 0892363916


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Conservation in earthen heritage : assessment and significance of failure, criteria, conservation theory, and strategies
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ISBN: 1443889296 9781443889292 144388605X 9781443886055 Year: 2016 Publisher: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England : Cambridge Scholars Publishing,

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Worldwide, there is a vast but fragile earthen heritage that is barely surviving due to serious damage of the fabric. It is generally believed that natural agents are the overall cause for the decay of earthen heritage. However, when thoroughly evaluating, it can be observed that conservators' interventions have a major impact, which leads to question current approaches to conservation and the reasons why intervention mistakes are repeated and why successful conservation results are still scarce. The research methodology of this investigation is based in a case study strategy analysing three World Heritage earthen sites, namely Chan Chan in Peru, Ait Ben Haddou in Morocco and Arg-e Bam in Iran. A combination of sources was also used, following a multi-method approach. This book suggests implementing standards for high quality intervention through the definition of criteria for decision-making and indicators of quality and best practice, as well as clarification concerning procedures in the methodology of intervention. It also stresses the importance of conservation theory in earthen heritage conservation, combining theory and practice. In addition, the book recommends an overall strategy in the conservation of earthen heritage, with particular emphasis on an approach that integrates education, awareness, research and preventive conservation.


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Down to earth : Mud architecture : an old idea, a new future
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ISBN: 0500272778 Year: 1982 Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Thames & Hudson,


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Terra 2008: the 10th international conference on the study and conservation of earthen architectural heritage
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ISBN: 9781606060438 1606060430

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Earthen architecture constitutes one of the most diverse forms of cultural heritage and one of the most challenging to preserve. It dates from all periods and is found on all continents but is particularly prevalent in Africa, where it has been a building tradition for centuries. Sites range from ancestral cities in Mali to the palaces of Abomey in Benin; from monuments and mosques in Iran and Buddhist temples on the Silk Road to Spanish missions in California. This volume's sixty-four papers address such themes as earthen architecture in Mali, the conservation of living sites, local knowledge systems and intangible aspects, seismic and other natural forces, the conservation and management of archaeological sites, research advances, and training. The contributors represent a wide range of international institutions. The book will be of interest to conservators and site managers as well as those studying earthen architectural heritage worldwide.

Spectacular vernacular : the adobe tradition
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ISBN: 0893813915 9780893813918 Year: 1989 Publisher: New York Aperture Foundation

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"Examines the architectural styles of houses, religious shrines, mosques and other buildings in the desert areas of Africa and Asia"


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Sustainable Building with Earth
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ISBN: 3319194909 3319194917 Year: 2016 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,

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· The first-ever English edition of the seminal work in the Earth Building field · Provides examples of sophisticated earth building projects and illustrates the diverse applications of earth as a building material · Explains DIN 18945 – 47 standards for industrially-produced earth blocks and earth mortars This book provides an insightful overview of the current state of earth building. The author approaches the subject from the perspective of the building material’s life cycle, featuring in-depth explanations of the cycle's individual steps: extraction and classification of construction soil; production of earth building materials and earthen structures; planning, construction and renovation of earth buildings; and demolition and recycling of earthen structures. This unique resource provides examples of sophisticated earth building projects and illustrates the diverse applications of earth as a building material. Compared to conventional mineral building materials, earth possesses particularly positive ecological qualities such as its energy balance and recyclability. Architects, engineers, students, manufacturers and distributors of building materials, building contractors, building biologists, public authorities, and preservationists will benefit from this book’s ample coverage of restoring, optimizing and building with this material of the past, present and future.

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