These resilient, rammed-earth homes show the soil’s true stripes.
A true expression of the landscape they rest on, rammed-earth homes are constructed of compacted soil molded in plywood forms. A robust and energy-efficient material, rammed earth also has a striking, striated appearance, taking on natural color variations. The residences below demonstrate how the impressive building technique has been adapted to environments all over the world.
A Sustainable Rammed-Earth Home in New Mexico
A Portuguese Home Fused to the Environment With Rammed Earth
An Off-Grid Rammed-Earth Home in the Colorado Plateau
See the full story on Dwell.com: 11 Glorious Rammed-Earth Homes That Celebrate the Landscape