The most durable buildings in the world are built with this material

Accounting for some of the oldest buildings in the world, adobe architecture is made from a mix of clay, water, sand with straw or manure to hold the bricks together.  These are then dried in the sun and used as building material.  An extremely durable material, adobe architecture requires maintenance and in places like the Great Mosque of Djenne, the people come together in an annual ritual of slathering coats of clay, water and straw onto the structure.  Here is a curated collection of historical as well as contemporary adobe structures from around the world.

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, Colorado
Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, Colorado

 

Adobe Church at San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Adobe Church at San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

 

Old adobe church in Fiambala, Catamarca, Argentina
Old adobe church in Fiambala, Catamarca, Argentina

 

Dar Al Hajar palace in Wadi Dhahr, Yemen
Dar Al Hajar palace in Wadi Dhahr, Yemen

 

Traditional pigeon houses in Katara cultural village, Doha, Qatar
Traditional pigeon houses in Katara cultural village, Doha, Qatar

 

Taourit Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Taourit Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Morocco

 

Saint Anthony Church in Dexon, New Mexico
Saint Anthony Church in Dexon, New Mexico

 

Typical Pueblo style architecture in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Typical Pueblo style architecture in Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Great Mosque of Djenne
Great Mosque of Djenne

 

A modern adobe home
A modern adobe home

 

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