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Earth Turns to Gold
New York Independent Film and Video Festival Award Winner
2011 Best Directorial Debut- Dastan Khalili
2011 Best Feature Documentary
yet so ignorant
of earth and all
the treasures it holds”
The works and words of architect Nader Khalili
HOW-TO Apprentice Volume
In the feature documentary “Earth Turns to Gold” world renowned, visionary, architect Nader Khalili introduces us to the Alpha Principles of Earth Architecture: earth, water, air, and fire, combined with arches, vaults, and domes, as the seven notes of the music of architecture.
Stories and basic technical knowledge are entwined to spark the conviction of the student to begin and sustain the journey of learning, building, and teaching others.
We learn how the perfect harmony of nature can be applied to architecture, and how this practical harmony can help us build habitats that are sustainable, nontoxic, and ecologically sound. We learn that we do not need to destroy forests, pollute the environment, or contibute to global warming with manufactured materials, to build our homes. Ninety per cent of the material we need is under our feet and the resulting earth homes are resistant to fire, flood, tornados, earthquakes and most natural and man made disasters. We learn the first steps in building ourselves a beautiful home made of earth, because anything built with earth is beautiful.
"It is a hidden treasure," said the director of the Emergency Response Division at the U.N. Development Program..."Here you have a technology that's so simple, so effective and can be used by everybody." - Reuters World News Agency
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Note: Superadobe technology (sandbag tubes and barbed wire) is designed and developed by architect Nader Khalili, and engineered by P.J.Vittore. Prototypes have been constructed and tested for the City of Hesperia, California, Building and Safety Department, in consultation with I.C.B.O. (International Conference of Building Officials), in the forms of arches, vaults, and domes between 1993 and 1996, and updated to 2007. These successfully passed California’s strict seismic codes for the structures. Superadobe is a patented system freely put at the service of humanity and the environment. Licensing is required for commercial use.
Directed and Produced by Dastan Khalili
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