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Title Ceramic houses and earth architecture : how to build your own / Nader Khalili.
Imprint Hesperia, Calif. : Cal-Earth Press, 1996.

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 Main Stacks  TH4818.A3 K43 1996    DUE 09-11-21
Description xii, 233 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Note Originally published under the title "Ceramic houses": New York : Harper and Row, 1986.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographies and index.
Subject Adobe houses -- Iran -- Bushrūyah.
Earth houses -- Iran -- Bushrūyah.
Glazing (Ceramics) -- Iran -- Bushrūyah.
Vernacular architecture -- Iran -- Bushrūyah.
Buildings -- Earthquake effects -- Iran -- Bushrūyah.
Bushrūyah (Iran) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Adobe houses -- New Mexico -- Taos.
Earth houses -- New Mexico -- Taos.
Glazing (Ceramics) -- New Mexico -- Taos.
Vernacular architecture -- New Mexico -- Taos.
Buildings -- Earthquake effects -- New Mexico -- Taos.
Taos (N.M.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Contents The beginning -- Part 1. The evolution : A tale of two communities: Boshrouyeh and Taos -- Earth architecture -- Geltaftan (fired structure) earth architecture -- A ceramic house: a dream come true -- Part 2. Philosophy and design principles : The people's architecture: working with nature -- Structural principles -- Basic forms and designs -- Part 3. Materials and techniques : Appropriate site, appropriate materials -- Adobe -- Geltaftan (fired-earth) adobe mixture -- Adobe: forms and block-making -- Foundations -- Walls -- How to build arches, domes, and vaults -- Roofing and wall covering -- Flooring, interior finishes, opening and utilities -- Part 4. Firing and ceramic glazing : Geltaftan: firing earth structures -- Interior design: sculpting and glazing -- Landscaping and rehabilitation -- Part 5. Beginning : model making -- Visions for the future -- Appendix : Shell membrane theory applied to masonry domes -- Magma, ceramic, and fused adobe structures generated in situ -- Building codes -- Glossary and metric and U.S. systems of weights and measures.