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Earthen dwellings. In search of tulous and the Hakka in China

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Graziella Allegri

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Fermented red clay mixed with bamboo strips, sawdust, sand and stones, rice paste as a binder, egg white, water and cane sugar. This blend of materials, which coheres much better than concrete, is the highly unusual recipe - somewhere between the art of building and the art of the pastry chef - used to erect the walls of tulous. Remarkable fortified constructions, tulous have been built for over a thousand years in China.

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