I am a self-employed, realtor, green builder, eco-designer, and permaculture specialist, working as a consultant in Divinésia, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Excavations of the foundations for SUPERADOBE!
The excavations for the foundations are filled with gravel to improve the drainage.
Waterproofing of the walls in contact with the ground is done by using a double row of yellow plastic. There will be zero wicking of moisture throughout the life of the building!
With the SUPERADOBE system of construction, the units of construction are buckets of earth! Here the walls are being made solid with PURE EARTH!
This work has left the entire community curious and quite delighted with the outcome.
Are extra terrestrials starting their domination of our planet?
At least we are very peaceful and ecological!
This is the begining of a masonry wall that divides the two bathrooms.
The future living room / kitchen. The curves are essential in SUPERADOBE projects...they express sensuality and provide strength.
Projects should take advantage of the possibilities that curves present. Photo from the top of the wall, viewing the single room and kitchen in the background.
More of a low superadobe retaining wall.
The barrel is for water to use with the superadobe.
Many waves! Poetry! Ecology for everything!
At the client's request, this project was constructed partly in brick and partly in superadobe...and certified wood! A hybrid house.
Moments before closing the dome of the suite. So this room does not need a roof! The workers relax and pose for a photo!
SUPERADOBE = pure land put in bags that are stacked and compressed ...so the land becomes concrete? Concrete ground - impressive as it gets compressed!
A moment of relaxation for the first class workers! The dome is in the background. Everything you see in this picture is super compressed earth. [Editor's note: We at earthbagbuilding.com advise that people do not remove the polypropylene bag material prior to plastering, as it destroys some of the tensile strength and also some security that the bagged material will stay intact.]
Yes! It will be very beautiful! It seems that something will go wrong, but the end result is amazing!
The curves are valuable features in a superadobe project...very sensual and appropriate for the project.
RETAINING WALL MADE WITH SUPERADOBE - for those who did not believe that it really is the land holding land. Simple and very economical! It is a land holding the land! [Editor's note: We at earthbagbuilding.com advise that people do not remove the polypropylene bag material prior to plastering, as it destroys some of the tensile strength and also some security that the bagged material will stay intact.]
Okay then...the retaining wall!
With the technique of superadobe it is possible to make a house where there is no roof, no shingles, no wood...so then there is no carpenter.
This is the waterproofing layer, since the room has no roof! Later it was painted with paint made from earth.
This house is a concrete example of how your new home can be sustainable without losing elegance. The red paint is made earth and white glue. You need not fear to opt for a project like this, because the result is amazing!
The curves are barbaric! Joy! Sustainable home - a work of art! The indoor comfort is spectacular! A view kitchen. Notice the niches for room lighting.
Is it really made of superadobe? Very, very green...and economical! This residence has two bedrooms and one suite, a bathroom, a kitchen combined with living room with fireplace, a balcony, service area, barbecue area, garage, garden and orchard, and a landscaped pond stocked by rainwater.
This is a restaurant in Brazil, also designed by Gabriel Raia Carneiro.