Aobe bricks are a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, and some kind of fibrous material (sticks, straw, dung), which is shaped into bricks using frames and dried in the sun. It is similar to cob and mudbrick. Adobe structures are extremely durable and account for the oldest extant buildings on the planet. In hot climates, compared to wooden buildings, adobe buildings offer significant advantages due to their greater thermal mass.

Trivia about adobe

  • This software company makes the Photoshop & Illustrator graphic programs
  • Name shared by a clay & straw brick home & a Photoshop maker
  • The Kit Carson home in Taos, New Mexico is a house & museum made of these clay bricks
  • You'll find the Shockwave Player & PDF Reader "housed" at this parent company's site