“We send our children into the world with the notion that a house must have a pitched roof, a square window and a chimney. How can they ever imagine they can build something beautiful out of dirt?” – Nader Khalili
“Earth turns to gold in the hands of the wise” – Rumi
Heavily inspired by (and translator of) the words of Rumi, Nader Khalili lived his life as a scholar & a mystic. Khalili will go down as one of the wisest and humanitarian-focused individuals the human race has had the pleasure of having amongst its ranks. Developing the self contained rammed-earth practice of SuperAdobe at Cal-Earth, Nader was a visionary of a very special kind. Here are some photos that I took while spending a few weeks on the Cal-Earth campus in Hesperia, CA back in May 2010 for a SuperAdobe workshop.
So cool. It reminds me a little bit of Harbin Hot Springs in Napa.
Thanks for the heads up on Harbin Hot Springs – that place is rad!
Love this post, Trav!
THANKS!!! Someday I hope to build an awesome combo of these dome and have a family reunion there !!!