Nader Khalili

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Birthday
22, 1936
Birthplace
Iran
Death Date
Mar 5, 2008 (72)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
22, 1936
Birthplace
Iran
Death Date
Mar 5, 2008 (72)

About

Pioneered the Earthbag Construction technique called Superadobe and his innovations with the Ceramic Houses system. His Superadobe system was a response to a 1984 NASA challenge for designs that could be used to eventually inhabit Mars and the Moon.

Before Fame

He studied architecture in Iran, Turkey, and the U.S., before obtaining his license in California in 1970. He was eventually named a United Nations consultant on Earth Architecture.

Trivia

He founded the California Institute of Earth-Art and Architecture in 1991.

Family Life

His family was residing in Tehran when he was born, and he never forgot his roots in his architectural designs. He married three times.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as film director Barbet Schroeder.