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1. Making of a Dream
How does a spiritual journey become a tangible reality? In “Making of a Dream” award-winning architect and humanitarian Nader Khalili powerfully answers his own question, “Is it really sane to follow one’s own ideals and dreams and race alone in today’s world?” And after three decades of tirelessly swimming against the raging current, the answer is still a celebrated “yes!”

2. Earth Turns to Gold
In the feature documentary “Earth Turns to Gold” world renowned, visionary, architect Nader Khalili introduces us to the Alpha Principles of Earth Architecture: earth, water, air, and re, combined with arches, vaults, and domes, as the seven notes of the music of architecture.
Stories and basic technical knowledge are entwined to spark the conviction of the student to begin and sustain the journey of learning, building, and teaching others. We learn how the perfect harmony of nature can be applied to architecture, and how this practical harmony can help us build habitats that are sustainable, nontoxic, and ecologically sound.

3. Designing With Nature
In this film, visionary architect Nader Khalili teaches us the essence of designing Earth Architecture using Superadobe technology. He shares the secrets of nature’s timeless principles and timeless materials to design homes, infrastructure, eco-villages, and even a town, that work in harmony with the environment almost anywhere in the world.
Khalili shows us how to integrate the forms and geometries of arches, domes and vaults with natural forces such as gravity, friction, sun and wind. We learn practical and simple ways to design and construct a home or community that is resistant to fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake or man-made disasters. To connect the audience with the tangible reality of this technical knowledge, his presentation is laced with inspirational stories from the wisdom of masters to his personal journey of discovery.

4. Eco-Dome: Building A Small House
This film shows how a pile of earth, dug out from the building site, is turned into a small house called Eco- Dome ( moon cocoon model), using the Superadobe technology. It documents how professionals and students from many countries training at Cal-Earth Institute built this structure.
It is intended for use with materials and tools developed for instruction during the apprenticeship retreat at Cal-Earth. Superadobe technology was first presented by the architect to NASA for lunar habitats, and can build single or clustered homes on earth which are resistant to fire, floods, wind storms and earthquakes.

5. Emergency Sandbag Shelter How to Build Your Own (Book)
Emergency Sandbag Shelter is a must-have manual for every home, as an emergency guide. Now for the first time this book is made available to people around the world by its inventor, award-winning architect Nader Khalili (1932-2008), whose specialty was skyscrapers and who dedicated his life to teaching others how to build shelter for humanity. This book, with over 700 photos and illustrations, shows how to use sandbags and barbed wire, the materials of war, for peaceful purposes as the new invention known as Superadobe or earth-bag, which can shelter millions of people around the globe as a temporary as well as permanent housing solution. This affordable, self-help, sustainable, and disaster resistant structural system is a spin off from Khalili's presentation to NASA for habitat on the moon and Mars, which successfully passed rigorous tests for strict California earthquake building codes. This book along with a small library of films and kits can guide anyone to learn and teach how to build a home or community.