Collection by Erika Heet

Rammed-Earth Houses

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The following homes use terra firma as a basic building block, and demonstrate how earthen houses can be at once green, modern, and naturally cooled.

Architect Hank Louis worked with Navajo tribe elders to secure a 66-year lease on a half-acre lot in the middle of...
"This was the most complex house I've ever done," says Smith of the residence, which is located on a corner lot in a...
Governed by Roger Downey's strict mandate for minimalism, architect Efthimios Maniatis was able to craft eco-friendly...
David Easton, a pioneer in the field of rammed-earth construction, developed sturdy blocks made from recycled and waste...
The Khamsa home in Senegal, built with earth bricks and energy independent due to solar panels and a wind turbine, was...
The house clearly displays its Sea Ranch–style touches.
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