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Nader Khalili Geltaftan Earth Water Air Fire-clip_1066
Khalili discusses the next step of his research of utilizing the four elements of nature within architecture, which was to design...

Nader Khalili Geltaftan Earth Water Air Fire-clip_1066

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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 and build a building. He began the design of an elementary school and employed only masons and adobe craftsmen. He designed the spaces incorporating a downdraft system, arches, vaults and domes. The builders utilized only one wooden plank for the building of the structure, as well as his arm length as reference to human scale. The classrooms were laid out in order to share common walls for added strength. Khalili also discusses the necessity for learning the proper way to fire a space.