Nader Khalili passed away

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Iranian-born Nader Khalili, architect, educator, and author, passed away at the age of 71 on Wednesday, March 5th. Khalili was known for his innovation into the Geltaftan Earth-and-Fire System known as Ceramic Houses and the Earthbag Construction technique called Super Adobe. He had been involved with Earth Architecture and Third World Development since 1975, and was a U.N. consultant for Earth Architecture.

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Nader Khalili is renowned for his building technique to create domelike shelters out of sandbagmaterial, earth and barbed wire, materials widely available in postwar zones.

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