The Rammed Earth Pavillon Le Vau in Paris

With The Pavillon Le Vau  L’Atelier Senzu, has clinched one of the most important competitions in Paris, reworking the Grand Palais as it inaugurates a project that’s radically different in both size and spirit.  In its 80 m2 (861 sf) the Pavillon Le Vau presents a multipurpose hall set in the garden of a comprehensive … Read more

ReGrow Willow Combines Willows with Mud

ReGrow Willow is an innovative hybrid material system that combines the tensile strength of willow and the compressive strength of earth for architectural applications. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology also uses digital fabrication processes and computational tools to create lightweight, mobile, and adaptable fabrication equipment. The project further seeks to present a potential remedy for … Read more

House at 9,000 Feet Provides Views of Several States

The ‘House at 9,000 Feet’ is a unique example of modern mountain architecture, set among the peaks of the Intermountain West, spanning Utah, Nevada, western Wyoming, southern Idaho. The home features a 100-foot-long extruded ellipse, all finished with red cedar along both its interiors and exterior. With a steep thirty-percent slope and an annual snowfall … Read more

Rammed Earth Housing in Canada

Tony Johnson runs Earth House Holdings in Sooke, B.C., Canada. He specializes in rammed earth like his own house featured here. He used steel rebar and wool insulation, which results in exceptional strength when it comes to earthquakes and a much more insulated envelope for the colder Canadian climate. It is extremely energy efficient due … Read more

An Off-Grid Dream Home in Costa Rica

In this is short film an architect decided to move to Costa Rica to build his dream home in the jungle. It is made with shipping containers, bamboo, and other sustainable materials. It runs on solar and hydro power and has beautiful ocean and jungle views. It is like a dream of living in when … Read more