Gallery: Helical Earthbag Shelter Built by Taliesin Student

During her time at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin West, Maya Ward-Karet took part in a design/build program to complete a desert shelter. Her resulting Helixa Shelter was built for just $812 and it features a robust earthbag construction that curves to protect the inhabitat while still allowing for interaction with the Sonoran desert.

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  1. edgarbaikaire August 15, 2014 at 4:46 am

    This is really nice and creative. I like the fact that functionality has been attached towards the adobe walls thereby giving the design proposal a more concise contextual approach

  2. Dinah Miller October 1, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Where do you piss?

  3. gatoatigrado November 17, 2010 at 7:48 pm


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