An adobe home designed for solar gain and to take in the beautiful sea views.
Courtyard of an adobe home using marigold oxide in plaster.
An adobe brick home built in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. This region has it all--earthquakes, heavy rain, and strong winds, as well as beautiful sunshine.
Adobe construction can suit any architectural style.
Adobe homes easily and beautifully adapt to contemporary styles for interior design.
Lintels can be concealed with earth plaster to match main house walls. This home has a cement based paint as the final coat to protect the walls.
Timber lintels work well with the finished adobe wall.
Recycled timbers, like these old railway ties, make beautiful lintels.
In this house, exterior windows have timber lintels while interior doorways are topped with arches. Combining lintels and arches in your home can be an interesting design feature.
The adobe arch is enchanting and inviting.
Arches can be built into the wall to create an alcove for displaying special objects. Here half bricks are laid on the exterior part of the alcove, so that it is like an enclosed window.
Finished adobe home incorporates arches with rustic timber joinery.
Even if the walls are otherwise finished with a smooth plaster, you can use a pointed finish for the bricks over the arch to highlight its shape.
Lintels and arches can be incorporated into the same structure.
A concrete bond beam mid-floor which has been slurry washed over to match the main house walls. Alternatively, veneer adobe bricks could be used to hide the bond beam and maintain an uninterrupted adobe brick patterning for the full height of the wall.
Pointed finish on the interior.
Here the home owner chose to use a white colored mortar with the rose colored adobe bricks. The pointed look here enhances the finish to create a unique look.
This interior photo of a painter’s studio has a lime whitewash finish.
This home is showing off a new slurry wash with marigold oxide to enhance the finished color of the adobe walls.