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Rammed earth home inspired by spectacular New Mexico landscape

Rammed earth construction is cool again. A form of construction known as “natural building” has attracted followers, as people realize that some housing traditions may be worth reprising — in large part because of the energy savings they can yield.

Rammed Earth Architecture

Torcasso Residence: Project: Rick Torcasso's Residence Architect: Larry Speck Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico Year: 2015As rammed earth makes a comeback for its low maintenance and energy efficiency, architects are beginning to explore its potential and beauty for luxury housing. The Torcasso Residence is one example of the elegant utilization of rammed earth construction. The house takes its inspiration from the surrounding Santa Fe landscape, using the building form to create and capture…

Rammed-Earth Luxury Homes

The kitchen of Rick Torcasso’s 5,600-square-foot home, which sits on a ridge overlooking Santa Fe.

Rammed Earth Architecture

Torcasso Residence: Project: Rick Torcasso's Residence Architect: Larry Speck Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico Year: 2015As rammed earth makes a comeback for its low maintenance and energy efficiency, architects are beginning to explore its potential and beauty for luxury housing. The Torcasso Residence is one example of the elegant utilization of rammed earth construction. The house takes its inspiration from the surrounding Santa Fe landscape, using the building form to create and capture…

Rammed Earth Architecture

Rammed earth home inspired by spectacular New Mexico landscape

Torcasso Residence was inspired by the spectacular Santa Fe, New Mexico landscape and the prospect of living in nature, designed by architecture firm Page.

Love the tile work! Multi-colored rectified tile in various lengths and protruding tiles (yes, I know they collect dust). If done well, this is a beautiful feature wall. Torcasso Residence