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July 31, 2013
Harnessing the power of dirt, sand, soil, and earth, these projects prove that modern houses are not just made of glass and steel.
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In the entryway, what at first appears to be a rug is actually cut blue glass terazzo designed by Marwan Al-Sayed.

In the House of Earth + Light, designed by Marwan Al-Sayed, 18-inch-wide poured earth walls contrast sharply with the lightweight triple fabric roof. A ventilated glass and steel bridge spans the structure and is anchored by the monolithic earthen walls forming the two main volumes on opposite sides of the wash. The poured earth volumes incorporate the study (shown here), kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

Photo by Daniel Hennessy.

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