With a fresh environmentally aware look we can revive earth as a new technology, a new invention for the architecture of the twenty-first century. In this era of globalization we need to enhance local cultures and earthen architecture, still the dominant technology in many countries, but investment in knowledge is necessary to explore and develop its potential as was done for reinforced concrete in the twentieth century. Earthen architecture conservation can be successful only if such architecture is one of the future building technologies: we shall safeguard the values of diffused quality in a widespread architectural heritage only if they become a living building culture.

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