Concrete wall of Foo by The Ranch Mine.

A Ceramicist’s Family Home Is Inspired by the Ancient Art of Pottery

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The building’s handcrafted construction is readily apparent. It’s an intentional part of the design that architect Cavin Costello likens to the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi—appreciating the beauty found in imperfection. "Pottery is something that is often found in archeological digs, revealing clues to cultures of times past—and I love the idea that at some point perhaps these walls, which were the first pieces of the house to go up, will also be the last pieces remaining," he says. "Like the ruins in the deserts across the world."