Rumi, The Moon & Khalili
I did this piece on Persian architect Nader Khalili
years ago. He identifies mystic Persian poet Rumi
as the sixth element. I think about Khalili
a lot. About his work and how it impacted how I want to live. Though he kicked his mortal frame a few years back, he left a big imprint. The Super Adobe technology he developed for the lunar surface turned out to be the perfect solution for housing in disaster relief scenarios. Khalili
reinvented ancient structures; domes and vaults for sustainability in the Dwapara Yuga
(atomic age). Among the gifts he imparted is a school in Northern California; Cal-Earth
; The California Institute of Earth, Art and Architecture.