What is ‘superadobe’?

BBC Future
March 4th, 2019

“…There are now countless superadobe homes around the globe, ranging from emergency shelters to luxury homes. Superadobe has been used for everything from structures built by Oxfam International at Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp to a building at southern California’s educational nonprofit the Ojai Foundation – one which survived the deadly Thomas Fire of December 2017 to January 2018.

Many of them are dome-shaped, which is considered more resistant to the elements because of the physics behind arch construction. But in Hueyapan, locals wanted a more traditional-looking home than a domed design. So Siembra Arquitectura designed rectangular homes – but ones enforced with buttresses on every angle…”