What is adobe?

  • (noun): Sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates.
    Synonyms: adobe brick
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Adobe ( /əˈdoʊbi/, /əˈdoʊb/; Arabic: الطوب) is a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, and some kind of fibrous or organic material (sticks, straw, and/or manure), which the builders shape into bricks (using frames) and dry in the sun. Adobe buildings are similar to cob and mudbrick buildings. Adobe structures are extremely durable, and account for some of the oldest existing buildings in the world. In hot climates, compared with wooden buildings, adobe buildings offer significant advantages due to their greater thermal mass, but they are known to be particularly susceptible to earthquake damage.

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... Scene7 was acquired by Adobe Systems on May 31, 2007 for an undisclosed sum ... most of whom were transferred from Scene7's former headquarters in Novato, California to Adobe's offices in San Francisco, California ... Mack joined Adobe as its vice president of Creative Solutions Services ...
Leonis Adobe - Designation As Historic Site
... Leonis Adobe is one of only four surviving adobe residences remaining in the San Fernando Valley ... Los Angeles Cultural Historical Board was formed in 1962, Leonis Adobe was the first site designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument ... separately numbered sites that had received the designation, but Leonis Adobe has the prestige of having been designated as Historic-Cultural Monument #1 ...

More definitions of "adobe":

  • (noun): The clay from which adobe bricks are made.