Here follows some important links about the modernisation of adobe architecture in 20th century. The list is not alphabetic, but ordered by the year of birth of the architects and archivists . They are all very important. This short list includes those charismatic architects who were born and worked in the 20th century, therefore those who followed after 2010 are missing.
I did not add too much explanations and text since I would like to show the beauty and the significant style of great architects like Hassan Fathy and Nader Khalili.
Hassan Fathy – حسن فتحي 1900–1989
Fathy is called the pioneer of sustainable architecture – he designed earth-brick houses in Egypt for poor people – he was a great and elegant modernist thinker and architect
Hassan Fathy – drawing of natural air- condition methods and wind-fluctuation in traditional Arab windcatchers
Nader Khalili – نادر خلیلی 1936-2008
Born in Teheran, departed in Los Angeles, California
Architect, poet and translator of Rumi literature.
Here are some of his great buildings – light, spirituality and important scientific inventions
Khalili’s famous super-adobe idea for astronauts, who could not carry bricks to the moon. The idea was to take empty sandbags up to the moon, fill them with moon-dust and build a dome from sandbags.
Mexico and New Mexiko
renovation works – an new reconstructed buildings – often be anonymous architects. I did not find their names on the internet, only the locations. San Geronimo Church at Taos Pueblo by Karol M. “This is the church at Taos Pueblo, the northernmost of the New Mexico pueblo’s and the most original and beautiful….the churh is the NEWEST building in the pueblo….having been built in 1850 and is a National Historic Landmark…it replaced the original pueblo church which was destroyed by the US army in 1847 after a revolt by the natives…” Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/byrdiegyrl/35098783/
earlier church, archives Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueble, Mexiko
Tibor Sabján 1952 – 2009 born in Szekszárd, Hungary.
He is one of the important researchers of the Hungarian anthropologist movement of the 20th century. He was architect, photographer and ethnography capturing rural tradition and its details. Following his studies of architecture he spend decades with taking black and white photos of rural architecture and design in Central Europe and Hungary. one of his most important books: Hagyományos falak (-Traditional Walls) authors :Sabján Tíbor – Buzás Miklós ISBN: 9638630353 Oldalak száma: 140 Nyelv: magyar Formátum: 166 x 188 mm Kiadás éve: 2003 Kiadó: TERC Kft. , László Kúnkovács’s architecture photos of preripherical buildings and objects belongs also to his school http://tyukudvar.blog.hu/2012/04/20/elfeledett_kincsek_tyukolak_a_nepi_epiteszetben http://2014.biennale.hu/osepitmenyek/
Kibbutz Lotan, Israel since 1983
combines various structures of closed and open form, heavy and light structures, walls and windows
Sturcture from recycled material, Lotan
to be continued with architects from Asia, Europe and Africa.