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Gallery

Adobe is used in buildings all around the world - from the historical to those right here in Albuquerque! Browse these pictures for examples of different styles, methods, and ideas. Check out our different galleries to see local buildings, adobe manufacture, and field trips to our yard:


Construction Gallery - Finished architecture from around New Mexico


Production and Adobe Yard Gallery - Find out how we make adobes right here in Albuquerque


Field Trip Gallery - We welcome schools to come tour our yard and try their hands at making bricks.


Construction Gallery

Garden shed by Mike Goss, Albuquerque 2015
 
An adobe addition with bright turquoise door

Building under construction by Win DeLapp, Albuquerque, NM
 
Large adobe house waiting for roofing
 
Back view of the house and forklift

Sandra Hoover's garden path, Albuquerque, lined with 152 adobe blocks
 
A winding gravel path with adobe edging

Old adobes and new at the Ed Garcia residence in Albuquerque. Done by Architect Richard Schalk and by mason Ernest Aragon of Adobe Palaces
 
A corner where a new adobe wall meets the original adobe

House by builder John Calvin in Albuquerque, 2007
 
An expansive adobe home

"Tickle Path," the path of textures, Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque. Created by 8 year old Julia, of Albuquerque.
 
Adobe, stone, and wood help make up a multi-textured path

Garage by Rick Martinez, 2014
 
Adobe brick garage

Founder and proprietor Richard Levine at the Solar Fiesta, next to our demonstration adobe arch
 
Richard Levine poses at the Solar Fiesta

Farm to Table Restaurant project in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque by builder Carl Manning
 
A stack of adobes waits to be used in front of the new building

Art studio wall in Los Angeles, Ben Loescher project head, 2016
 
Building a new indoor adobe wall

Linton houses in Old Town Albuquerque, 2014 by builder Ernest Aragon
 
Corner showcasing new adobes

A stepped wall at our NME sales office in Albuquerque, NM
 
The top of a plastered wall, going down in steps

Work by John McEvoy in New Mexico
 
Decorative adobe and door
 
Adobe and glass block

Harry Pozas' House, New Mexico, 2010
 
Adobe wall
 
Another view of the wall

The Rakestraw Residence in New Mexico. An adobe home in the making
 
Rakestraw Residence, Reserve, NM, Summer 2010
 
A close up of the artfully done walls

A casita by Noah, one of our guest builders at the 2010 Solar Fiesta
 
Noah and his casita


Production and Adobe Yard Gallery

Adobe production starts with mixing adobe dirt and water into mud with the pugmill
 
Pugmill covered in mud

Mud in the mud pit
 
leaf shadows on mud

Laying out forms for the pour
 
Adobe molds with an adobe truck behind them

Mark (Production Manager and President) and Helen (Office Manager and Vice President) pouring and pulling mud to fill the adobe forms
 
Empty molds and hoes, ready to work
 
The tractor pouring mud into the first of the molds
 
The tractor emptying its bucket over the adobe molds
 
Using a hoe to pull the mud across the mold
 
Continuing to pull mud
 
More mud splashing into the forms
 
Teamwork!
 
An almost-full row of adobe forms
 
Finishing the end of the form

A hot air balloon passing over our field full of bricks in 2014. Being close to the International Balloon Fiesta gives us a chance to wave at balloonists every year!
 
A brilliant hot air balloon low over the field

After the adobes start to dry, they are turned on edge and scraped to remove excess dirt
 
Scraping adobes

Scraped adobes left to dry in the field
 
Adobes herringbone across the field
 
Looking east from the bottom of the field

Dry adobes are stacked onto trucks and pallets
 
Lifting adobes onto a truck for easy moving
 
Stacking adobes on pallets for storage and transport

Pallets of adobes waiting and ready
 
Top view of filled pallets
 
Looking south at the yard across the pallets

Heading out! Pallets full of adobes leave the yard for their new home
 
Adobe pallets on a semi truck

New Mexico Earth in the winter snow, 2010
 
Close up of adobes in the snow
 
Snow capped our delivery trucks and unstacked adobes


Field Trip Gallery

A visiting field trip makes bricks next to the mud pit, April 2014
 
Looking up towards the pit and the large crowd of students
 
Close-up on the students in the dirt

Students in March, 2014, mix mud and make bricks
 
A student mixes a small batch of mud with a hoe
 
The group of students take turns mixing and preparing forms

A field trip from UNM makes full-sized and mini adobes next to the office
 
A group of UNM students gather near the office

Adobe Sundial This sundial was made in the spring of 2010 by students of the UNM honors program. The student used hand-made adobes. In this picture it is nearly four o'clock.
 
Adobe podium and hour markers with a wooden nomen


 
 

 

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