Nader Khalili was an exceptional architect and humanitarian. You could distinguish his design aesthetic by the dome-like structures, layered sand bag construction, glass bottle insets, and intricate attention to detail. As and admirer of his technique and thought process behind his design, Mikel Robertson, owner of Green Goods Products, adopted his technique in the construction of the main structure built on Four Elements farm.
Although Nader Khalili has since passed, it is important to keep his dream of architectural structures that cause less harm to the earth a reality.
Here you can see pictured one of Nader’s structures under construction, on complete, and finally the structure built by Mikel Robertson in the likeness of Khalili.
Stay tuned for our informational video on straw bale and rammed earth construction.
The Rauch family home by Boltshauser Architekten in Austria was literally made out of the hill it sits on. Rammed Earth, when prepared correctly, insulates extremely well (better than concrete), maintains a warm, natural appearance, and can last for decades without any maintenance. If you ever had any doubts, just feast on these images and we think you’ll be looking at dirt in a whole new light.