I ran across the book Building With Earth by Gernot Minke when I was in London last month. It’s just been published (Birkhäuser Publishers, Berlin) and is an informative, up-to-date handbook on earth architecture. I visited Minke some 20 years ago at his studio near Kassel, Germany, and saw a lot of his work with cob, strawbale, and living roofs — very advanced for the late ’80s. He’s kept at it, in addition to teaching at the University of Kassel, and this book is a culmination of all those years of work.
This photo, in the book, is of a building in a small town in Colombia by architect Octavio Mendoza Morales. More of Morales’ work can be seen at: https://www.casaterracota.com. When you get to the site, it’s in Spanish, so press: “Entrar,” then “Galeria,” then to see more photos, “siguiente.”