Earthen architecture: bibliography (english selection)

All techniques

CONSEIL INTERNATIONAL DES MONUMENTS ET DES SITES (dir.), 1990. 6th international conference on the conservation of earthen architecture: adobe 90 preprints. Santa Monica : Getty Conservation Institute. ISBN 978-0-89236-181-6.
CORREIA, Mariana, 2016. Conservation in earthen heritage: assessment and significance of failure, criteria, conservation theory, and strategies. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 450 p.
CRIMMEL, Sukita Reay, THOMSON, James, 2014. Earthen floors: a modern approach to an ancient practice. Gabriola Island : New Society Publishers. 241 p. ISBN 978-0-86571-763-3.
DENIES, Nicolas, HUYBRECHTS, Noël, 2017. Handbook – Soil mix walls: Design and execution. Boca Raton : CRC Press. 414 p. ISBN 978-90-5367-641-7.
DETHIER, Jean, CLARKE, Matthew, 2020. The art of Earth architecture: past, present, future. New York : Princeton Architectural Press. 511 p. ISBN 978-1-61689-889-2.
DOAT, Patrice, HAYS, Alain, HOUBEN, Hugo, MATUK, Sylvia, VITOUX, François, 1991. Building with earth [online]. New Delhi : The Mud Village Society. 284 p.
FABBRI, Antonin, MOREL, Jean-Claude, AUBERT, Jean-Emmanuel, BUI, Quoc-Bao, GALLIPOLI, Domenico, VENKATARAMA REDDY, B.V., RILEM TECHNICAL COMMITTEE 274-TCE, 2022. Testing and characterisation of earth-based building materials and elements: state-of-the-art report of the RILEM TC 274-TCE. Cham : Springer. 296 p. Coll. RILEM state of the art reports, 35. ISBN 978-3-030-83297-1.
GAUZIN-MÜLLER, Dominique, DOAT, Patrice, FONTAINE, Laetitia, GUILLAUD, Hubert, 2017. Earthen architecture today. expanded edition. Paris : Museo amàco CRAterre. 128 p. ISBN 978-2-37375-028-7.
HALL, Matthew R., LINDSAY, Rick, KRAYENHOFF, Meror, 2012. Modern earth buildings: materials, engineering, construction and applications. Oxford : Woodhead publishing. 776 p. Coll. Woodhead publishing series in energy, 33. ISBN 978-0-85709-026-3.
HERINGER, Anna, HOWE, Lindsay Blair, RAUCH, Martin, 2019. Upscaling earth: material, process, catalyst. Zurich : gta Verlag. 151 p. ISBN 978-3-85676-393-0.
HOUBEN, Hugo, GUILLAUD, Hubert, 2001. Earth construction. A comprehensive guide. Londres : ITDG. 362 p.
JAQUIN, Paul A., AUGARDE, Charles E., 2012. Earth Building. History, Science and Conservation. Watford : IHS BRE Press. 87 p. ISBN 978-1-84806-192-7.
KEEFE, Laurence, 2005. Earth building: methods and materials, repair and conservation. Oxon : Taylor & Francis. 196 p. ISBN 978-0-415-32322-2.
KNOLL, Franziska, PASTOR QUILES, Maria, CHAZELLES, Anne-Claire (de), COOKE, Louise, 2019. On cob balls, adobe, and daubed straw plaits. Halle : Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt. 46 p. ISBN 978-3-944507-95-8.
MILETO, Camilla, VEGAS, Fernando, GARCIA, Lidia, CRISTINI, Valentina, 2015. Earthen architecture: past, present and future: Proceedings of the international conference on vernacular heritage, sustainability and earthen architecture, Valencia, Spain, 11-13 september 2014. Londres : Taylor & Francis. 373 p. ISBN 978-1-138-02682-7
MINKE, Gernot, 2021. Building with Earth: Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture  Fourth and revised edition. 4th edition. Basel : Birkhäuser. 208 p. ISBN 978-3-0356-2253-9.
MORTON, Tom, 2008. Earth Masonry: Design and Construction Guidelines. Watford : IHS BRE Press. 160 p. ISBN 978-1-86081-978-0.
RÖHLEN, Ulrich, ZIEGERT, Christof, 2011.Earth building practice: planning, design, building. Berlin : Beuth. 300 p. ISBN 978-3-410-21737-4.
SCHROEDER, Horst, 2016. Sustainable building with earth. Cham : Springer. 560 p. ISBN 978-3-319-19490-5.



ADOBE ASSOCIATION FO THE SOUTHWEST, NORTHERN NEW MEXICO COLLEGE (dir.), 2009. Proceedings Adobe USA 2009 5th International Conference on Earth Architecture El Rito, New Mexico, USA. El Rito : Adobe USA. 259 p. ISBN 978-0-9824660-0-1.
BOURGEOIS, Jean-Louis, 1996. Spectacular vernacular. The adobe tradition. New York : Aperture. 196 p. ISBN 978-0-89381-672-8.
MCHENRY, Paul Graham, 1985. Adobe. Build it yourself (Revised Edition 1985, Second Printing 1989). Tucson : University of Arizona Press. 157 p. ISBN 978-0-8165-0948-5.
MCHENRY, Paul Graham, 2000. The Adobe story: a global treasure. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press. 124 p. ISBN 978-0-8263-1921-0.
NEWCOMB, Duane G., 2001. The owner-built adobe house. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press. 162 p. ISBN 978-0-8263-2323-1.
O’CONNOR, John F., 1973. The adobe book. Santa Fe : Ancient City press. 145 p.
ROMERO, Orlando, LARKIN, David, 1994. Adobe: Building and Living With Earth. New York : Houghton Mifflin Company. 237 p. ISBN 978-0-395-56693-0.
SANCHEZ, Laura, SANCHEZ, Alex, 2016. Adobe houses for today: flexible plans for your adobe home (revised). Santa Fe : Sunstone Press. 230 p. ISBN 978-1-63293-274-7.
SCHRODER, Lisa, OGLETREE, Vince, 2010. Adobe Homes for All Climates. Simple, Affordable, and Earthquake-Resistant Natural Building Techniques. White River Junction : Chelsea Green Publishing Company. 204 p. ISBN 978-1-60358-257-5.
SOUTHWICK, Marcia, 1974. Build with adobe. Chicago : Swallow Press. 184 p.
UVIÑA CONTRERAS, Francisco, 2006. Adobe conservation : a preservation handbook. Santa Fe : Sunstone Press. 222 p. ISBN 978-0-86534-527-0.
TOLLES, Edwin Leroy, KIMBRO, Edna E., GINELL, William, 2002. Planning and Engineering Guidelines for the Seismic Retrofitting of Historic Adobe Structures [online]. Los Angeles : The Getty Conservation Institute. 154 p.
UVIÑA CONTRERAS, Francisco, 2006. Adobe conservation : a preservation handbook. Santa Fe : Sunstone Press. 222 p. ISBN 978-0-86534-527-0.

VARUM, Humberto, PARISI, Fulvio, TARQUE, Nicola, SILVEIRA, Dora, 2021. Structural Characterization and Seismic Retrofitting of Adobe Construction: Experimental and Numerical Developments. Cham : Springer. 255 p. Coll. Building Pathology and Rehabilitation, 20. ISBN 978-3-030-74736-7.


Compressed Earth Blocks

AFRICAN ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDISATION (dir.), 2018. Compressed stabilized earth blocks – Requirements, production and construction [en ligne]. Nairobi, Kenya : African Organisation for Standardisation. 87 p.
BOUBEKEUR, Sid, RIGASSI, Vincent, MESBAH, Ali, MOREL, Jean Claude, HOUBEN, Hugo, 2000. Compressed earth blocks: testing procedures. Bruxelles : CDE, ENTPE, CRATerre-EAG. 121 p. ISBN 2-906901-28-8.
CRATERRE (dir.), 1991. The basics of compressed earth blocks. Eschborn : GATE. 28 p.
GUILLAUD, Hubert, JOFFROY, Thierry, ODUL, Pascal, 1995. Compressed earth blocks. Volume II: Manual of design and construction. Braunschweig : Friedrich Vieweg & Sohn. 148 p. ISBN 3-528-02080-6.
HOUBEN, Hugo, BOUBEKEUR, Sid, 1998. Compressed earth blocks : standards. Bruxelles, Villefontaine : CDI, CRATerre-EAG. 142 p. Coll. Series Technologies. ISBN 978-2-906901-19-3.
HOUBEN, Hugo, RIGASSI, Vincent, GARNIER, Philippe, 1994. Compressed earth blocks : production equipment [en ligne]. Bruxelles,Villefontaine : CDI, CRATerre-EAG. 149 p. ISBN 2-906901-13-X.
HOUBEN, Hugo, VERNEY, Pierre-Eric, 1989. Compressed earth blocks : selection of production equipment [en ligne]. Bruxelles : CDI. 72 p.
MAINI, Serge, 2010. Production and Use of Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks: Code of Practice. Auroville : Auroville Earth Institute. 136 p.
RIGASSI, Vincent, 1995. Compressed earth blocks volume I: manual of production. Braunschweig : Friedrich Vieweg & Sohn. 104 p. ISBN 3-528-02079-2.
STIGT (VAN), Jurriaan, DEGLI ESPOSTI, Pietro, KUFRIN, Tea, 2021. Raw earth as a construction material: compressed earth blocks, architectural design and construction technology. Amsterdam : LEVS architecten. 302 p. ISBN 978-90-826949-2-5.



BEE, Becky, 1997. The cob builders handbook: you can hand-sculpt your own home. Murphy, OR : Groundworks. 173 p. ISBN 978-0-9659082-0-7.
EVANS, Ianto, SMILEY, Linda, SMITH, Michael G., BEDNAR, Deanne, 2020. The hand-sculpted house: a philosophical and practical guide to building a cob cottage. White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing Company. 346 p. ISBN 978-1-890132-34-7.
ROUSE, Charner A., 2006. Low-cost housing & the potential of cob construction. Tallahassee : Florida A&M University. 1 vol. p.
SCHOFIELD, Jane, SMALLCOMBE, Jill, 2005. Cob buildings: a practical guide. Crediton : Black Dog. 48 p. ISBN 978-0-9524341-5-3.
SNELL, Clarke, CALLAHAN, Tim, 2009. Building green: a complete how-to guide to alternative building methods : earth plaster, straw bale, cordwood, cob, living roofs. New York : Lark Books. 614 p. ISBN 978-1-60059-534-9.
WEISMANN, Adam, BRYCE, Katy, 2007. Building with cob. A step-by-step guide. Devon : Green Books. 252 p. ISBN 1-903998-72-7.


Light earth building

DOLEMAN, Lydia, 2017. Essential light straw clay construction: the complete step-by-step guide. Gabriola Island : New Society Publishers. 144 p. ISBN 978-0-86571-843-2.
VOLHARD, Franz, 2016. Light earth building: a handbook for building with wood and earth. Basel : Birkhäuser. 311 p. ISBN 978-3-0356-0634-8.


Rammed earth

BOLTSHAUSER, Roger (ed.), VEILLON, Cyril (ed.), MAILLARD, Nadja (ed.), 2019. Pisé. Rammed Earth : Tradition and Potential. Zurich : Triest Verlag. 304 p. ISBN 978-3-03863-028-9.
CIANCIO, Daniela, BECKETT, Christopher, 2015. Rammed earth construction: cutting edge research on traditional and modern rammed earth. Londres : Taylor & Francis. 181 p. ISBN 978-1-138-02770-1.
KAPFINGER, Otto, 2001. Martin Rauch – Rammed Earth / Lehm und Architektur / Terra cruda. Basel : Birkhäuser. 158 p. ISBN 978-3-7643-6461-8.
KAPFINGER, Otto, SAUER, Marko, 2015. Martin Rauch: refined earth construction & design with rammed earth. Munich : Detail. 160 p. ISBN 978-3-95553-273-4.
KEABLE, Julian, KEABLE, Rowland, 2011. Rammed Earth Structures: a code of practice. Warwickshire : Practical Action Publishing. 114 p. ISBN 978-1-85339-727-1.
KRAHN, Tim, 2019. Essential rammed earth construction: the complete step-by-step guide. Gabriola Island : New Society Publishers. Coll. Sustainable building essentials. ISBN 978-0-86571-857-9.
MILETO, Camilla, VEGAS, Fernando, CRISTINI, Valentina, 2012. Rammed Earth Conservation: proceedings of the first international conference on rammed earth conservation, Restapia 2012, Valencia, Spain, 21-23 june 2012. Leiden : CRC Press. 718 p. ISBN 978-0-415-62125-0.
WALKER, Peter, KEABLE, Rowland, MARTIN, Joe, MANIATIDIS, Vasilios, 2005. Rammed Earth: Design and construction guidelines. Watford : BRE. 146 p. ISBN 978-1-86081-734-2.


Wattle and Daub

CARAZAS AEDO, Wilfredo, RIVERO OLMOS, Alba, 2003. Wattle & Daub: Anti-seismic construction Handbook. Villefontaine : CRAterre, Misereor. 18 p.
SUNSHINE, Paula, 2006. Wattle and daub. Princes Risborough : Shire Publications. 40 p.


Earth-based plasters

GUELBERTH, Cedar Rose, CHIRAS, Dan, 2003. The Natural Plaster Book : earth, lime and gypsum plasters for natural homes. Gabriola Island : New Society Publishers. 252 p. ISBN 0-86571-449-5.
THERRIEN, Tina, HENRY, Michael, 2018. Essential Natural Plasters: A Guide to Materials, Recipes, and Use. Gabriola Island : New Society Publishers. 224 p.
WEISMANN, Adam, BRYCE, Katy, 2008. Using Natural Finishes: lime- & earth-based plasters, renders & paints. A step-by-step guide. Devon : Green Books. 260 p. ISBN 978-1-900322-16-4.
WEISMANN, Adam, BRYCE, Katy, 2015. Clay & lime renders, plasters and paints: a how-to-guide to using natural finishes. Totnes : Green Books. 264 p. Coll. Sustainable building, 9. ISBN 978-0-85784-268-8.

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