Collection by Kelsey Keith

Great Earth Homes

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Harnessing the power of dirt, sand, soil, and earth, these projects prove that modern houses are not just made of glass and steel.

In the entryway, what at first appears to be a rug is actually cut blue glass terazzo designed by Marwan Al-Sayed.
"We originally proposed using concrete for the walls because we like the plain style and directness," the owners say.…
Governed by Roger Downey's strict mandate for minimalism, architect Efthimios Maniatis was able to craft eco-friendly…
The house clearly displays its Sea Ranch–style touches.
The residents store wood in the facade’s recesses, which, when filled, help the building disappear into the…
A square hole in the ground and a concrete slab are all that demarcate Byoung Cho’s Earth House from the surrounding…
Architect David Hertz has transported this idea of an ecological village to Venice, California, where he lives in a…
An interior of one of the superadobes. "You can never build one of these that doesn't look beautiful," says the…
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