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==Introduction==
   
[[Image:Bricks.jpg|thumb|right|Adobe brick drying]]
 
[[Image:Bricks.jpg|thumb|right|Adobe brick drying]]
 
Adobe is a type of [[:Category:Earthen construction|earthen construction]] composed, like [[:Category:Cobb|cobb]], of sand, clay, fiber (usually straw) and often other organic ingredients. The adobe mixture is shaped into bricks using adoberas (wooden frames) and then dried in the sun. Adobe structures are extremely durable, with many very old structures still in use{{fact}}.  They also regulate temperature due to their high [[:Category:Heat#Thermal mass|thermal mass]], which is very useful in climates with high diurnal temperature swings.
 
Adobe is a type of [[:Category:Earthen construction|earthen construction]] composed, like [[:Category:Cobb|cobb]], of sand, clay, fiber (usually straw) and often other organic ingredients. The adobe mixture is shaped into bricks using adoberas (wooden frames) and then dried in the sun. Adobe structures are extremely durable, with many very old structures still in use{{fact}}.  They also regulate temperature due to their high [[:Category:Heat#Thermal mass|thermal mass]], which is very useful in climates with high diurnal temperature swings.
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==Types==
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* Banco is a type of adobe. It is made by fermenting rice husks with mud.
    
==Organizations==
 
==Organizations==
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*[http://www.world-housing.net/Tutorials/AdobeTutorial/Adobe_Tutorial.pdf Earthquake resistant construction of Adobe Buildings: A Tutorial] funded by the [http://www.eeri.org/ Earthquake Engineering Research Institute] and hosted by the amazing [http://www.world-housing.net world-housing] database.
 
*[http://www.world-housing.net/Tutorials/AdobeTutorial/Adobe_Tutorial.pdf Earthquake resistant construction of Adobe Buildings: A Tutorial] funded by the [http://www.eeri.org/ Earthquake Engineering Research Institute] and hosted by the amazing [http://www.world-housing.net world-housing] database.
 
*[http://www.pequals.com/at/wetadobe/can_adobe_hold_water.htm Pequals.com Adobe Box] Two girls, two adoberas (adobe forms), one big, adobe box. Renée and Kendra construct an adobe box in an '''attempt''' to hold water as an alternative to the plastic linings for ponds and gray water marshes.
 
*[http://www.pequals.com/at/wetadobe/can_adobe_hold_water.htm Pequals.com Adobe Box] Two girls, two adoberas (adobe forms), one big, adobe box. Renée and Kendra construct an adobe box in an '''attempt''' to hold water as an alternative to the plastic linings for ponds and gray water marshes.
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[[Category:Earthen construction]]
 
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[[Category:Materials processing]]
 
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