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These children are reading inside of a mud cave. It’s part of a school in Bangladesh that is made entirely out of dirt and bamboo. Architect Anna Heringer designed it for her thesis project 13 years ago to show that you can create cozy and beautiful structures using only natural materials. “There are a lot of resources given by nature for free -- all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them," she says. To watch her #TEDTalk, visit go.ted.com/mudbuildings Photo by Rolf Bauerdick

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@valepalms ♥️


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Love it! ❤


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Great story...!!


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Amazing design...:-)


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Love love love!!


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Uhh ..what a ridiculous idea! Of course you can create places to live and study of of natural materials. Our ancestors have been doing it for thousands of years!!! Architects...sheesh


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@endlessjamwitch !!


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@notyerbabee that’s fucking amazing!!!!


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Looks comfy for learning! Almost like a big cuddle.


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@carlaarena sobre espaços ágeis 👌🏻


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Love this so much!


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@chelsealeigh_g @kaykay_mitch read the post.


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@eddygonz @zelaznog1 pretty cool!


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Great and a revolutionary thought👏👏.


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Is this plagiarism? Did she get her Idea & information for the work of actual creator of building dwellings from earth? Cal Earth, in Hesperia, California, USA. Is the place to find the truth.


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Many houses in Guatemala are still being built that way modernism it’s taken place but that’s how our houses were built back then,. 💕💕💕they’re feel very fresh or cool during summer and it’s protects us during winter.. it’s adapts


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Perfect 📚


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Anna heringer😊


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