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Nader Khalili Geltaftan Earth Water Air Fire
Khalili discusses his life experience as it relates to changes he made within his professional practice. He discusses his desire...

Nader Khalili Geltaftan Earth Water Air Fire

December 6, 1983 | Video Lecturer:

Khalili discusses his life experience as it relates to changes he made within his professional practice. He discusses his desire to create shelters utilizing the four basic elements, earth, water, air and fire, as motivated by a desire to enable the 85% of world citizens who lack access to construction materials to build their own homes. He studied adobe dwellings, and conducted research in Iran regarding traditional methods of construction for extreme climates. Khalili speaks of the benefits of utilizing the basic four elements within construction and challenges architects towards an equilibrium, similar to that found within nature.

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Khalili discusses the workshops he conducted at the edge of the desert where he replicated existing building typologies through...
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Khalili discusses the next step of his research of utilizing the four elements of nature within architecture, which was to design...