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Contemporary natural building involves the harmonious blending of traditional materials from all over the globe with modern design strategies. The results are beautiful, innovative, and sustainable.

In Sonora, Mexico the straw-clay courtyard walls of the Save the Children office building are shaded by traditional palm-thatched ramadas.
All the timber was milled locally, and cob made from local clay mortars together Steen Moller's beautiful log-end wall.

What you see on this page comes from the interesting and helpful book,
The Art of Natural Building

Art of Natural Building A fresh look at age-old building technologies, The Art of Natural Building offers a thorough overview of materials, techniques and resources from the leaders of the modern-day movement. Profusely illustrated, the book provides the philosophical basis for choosing natural materials, siting and energy-efficient design strategies, and case studies, where traditional techniques are utilized in modern buildings.

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