Superadobe Domes: Innovative Emergency Housing

Dirt domes made from "Superadobe" could be a breakthrough in providing emergency housing around the world. The technique has attracted the attention of the U.N. and NASA.
April 5, 2002, 9am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"[Architect Nader Khali} believes his dirt domes, which are cheap, eco-friendly, and quick to construct, could provide housing for the more than a billion people worldwide who lack adequate shelter... Khalili's work has attracted the attention of the United Nations, NASA and, most recently, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade. With Khalili's guidance, Wade is considering building an eco-city with 20,000 dome homes for people left homeless after severe flooding earlier this year."

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Published on Thursday, April 4, 2002 in National Geographic
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