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Unread 05-16-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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Default Adobe Architecture

Hi Everyone,

Just a simple question.

How prevalent is it to find adobe style buildings in Arizona compared to New Mexico. I have been to Sedona and have seen it used fairly frequently. So I guess I am just curious about its prevalence in say the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas.

Thanks!
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Unread 05-17-2009, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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Adobe might be nice for many, since heavy rain isnt that frequent in many parts of Az, and it definately gives that 'desert' appearance.
Of course I look at the technical side and dont like that you cant modify or add any electrical because theres no crawlspace between the ceiling and the roof itself. Its flat.
Many people there seem to like it though.
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Unread 05-17-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by santafe400 View Post
Hi Everyone,

Just a simple question.

How prevalent is it to find adobe style buildings in Arizona compared to New Mexico. I have been to Sedona and have seen it used fairly frequently. So I guess I am just curious about its prevalence in say the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas.

Thanks!
I really do not see many of those type of homes in the Phoenix area.
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Unread 05-17-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Maybe New Mexico. I do not see but a sprinkling of Adobe, or a version of Adobe here.
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Unread 05-18-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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just guessing, but I think you may see the NM-style adobe look in Sedona more than other Az locations because a lot of "outsiders" have moved to Sedona and their vision of a classic desert home in Arizona is more the NM look than the AZ look.....so they tell the architect that they really liked it in Santa Fe when they visited and I want it to look like that....but I may be wrong....

and I bet some of those faux-neo-pueblo places in Sedona you see are either wood frame and chicken wire or regular concrete block construction........few are true adobe (earth and lime) blocks, I think....

however, true adobe construction is fantastic in the desert....very, very appropriate.....cost keeps it from being more widespread even in NM.....
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