Jobe Corral Architects River Ranch house exterior featuring rammed-earth walls.

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The rammed-earth wall has beneficial thermal properties. As a passive insulating layer, it absorbs heat in the day and releases it at night. Jobe Corral worked with energy consultant firm Positive Energy to ensure the HVAC system would work in conjunction with the earth’s specific properties.