Nubian vault construction in Mexico using straw/clay blocks.
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In our eternal search for simpler and more appropriate building methods, we our intrigued with Nubian arch construction. These vaults require no wood which is a rare resource in this part of Mexico. No formwork is needed. We built this vault last spring and were amazed at not only it's beauty, but at it's low cost. It is labor intensive, but poorer communities often are rich with labor. Funds to build this vault was donated to us by the Amaterra Foundation.
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