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Architecture: Cob

All architecture is shelter, but all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.--Philip Johnson
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Ranchito Cascabel, also known as Timmyland, is Tim Sullivan's folk-art fantasy just north of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Inspired by the work of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain, Sullivan turned what had been a sleeping porch and storage room into a rambling, otherworldly folly.

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before you take on building your project, start by sculpting yourself a model. You can use clay soil or purchase modelling clay...it doesn't matter. Your model will represent the thick walls of whatever system you are actually building with. Make sure your model represents some sort of scale...like 1/4" for each foot of the building. This is a passive solar cob house at Earthaven Ecovillage by Steveo Brodmerkel, www.kleiwerks.org

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