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Adobe brick combines with wood in a low-carbon villa in Chiang Mai

Architectural practice Chiangmai Life Architects has completed a striking villa that blends elements of traditional Thai architecture together with environmentally savvy construction practices and modern amenities fit for 21st-century living. Located in the mountains of northern Thailand, the project, dubbed the ‘Earth & Wood Villa,’ was built primarily of locally sourced natural materials from the self-made adobe bricks to the exposed timber elements throughout. In addition to mountain vistas,...
Tags: Design, Thailand, Architecture, Gallery, Bamboo, Chiang Mai, Sustainable Materials, Thermal Insulation, Natural Ventilation, Earth Walls, Locally Sourced Materials, Natural Materials, Natural Stone, Chiangmai Life Architects, Thai Architecture, Adobe Architecture


Fruit trees grow on the roofs of this rammed earth home in Hanoi

Vo Trong Nghia Architects puts a fresh spin on the ancient art of rammed earth construction in the Dong Anh house, a modern dwelling with fruit trees growing on the roofs. Taking advantage of the property’s secure and isolated location in Hanoi, the architects applied an “open garden design” that embraces nature in, around, and even on top of the home. The thick earth walls have the advantage of high thermal mass and keep the home cool by storing heat during the day and then dissipating that he...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Vietnam, Soil, Hanoi, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Rammed Earth, Earth Walls, Thermal Mass, Vietnam Architecture, Fruit Trees, Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Trees On Roof, Rammed Earth Architecture


Cleverly layered compact dirt walls mimic ice cream cakes in this Tokyo patisserie

Dirt may seem an odd material choice for an upscale patisserie in Tokyo, but design studio nendo playfully pulls it off with style. The Japanese designers layered compacted soils of varying colors to mimic the layers of an ice cream cake. The earth walls lend the “à tes souhaits!” shop a sense of warmth and contrast beautifully with the glass-and-steel facade. Located in the trendy Kichijoji neighborhood in Tokyo, à tes souhaits! is a small and elegant shop specializing in ice cream and chocol...
Tags: Japan, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Nendo, Ice Cream, Tokyo, Chocolate, Soil, Wood, Interior Design, Carousel Showcase, Green Interiors, Earth Walls, Kichijoji, Patisserie


Vineyard House uses rammed earth to stay cool in Portugal’s hot summers

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Tags: Architecture, Gallery, Portugal, Green Building, Vineyard, Carousel Showcase, Rammed Earth, Earth Walls, Rammed Earth Walls, Montijo, Solar Shading, Vineyard House, Blaanc, Vineyard Architecture


Vineyard House uses rammed earth to stay cool in the Portuguese heat

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Tags: Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Vineyard, Carousel Showcase, Rammed Earth, Earth Walls, Rammed Earth Walls, Montijo, Solar Shading, Vineyard House, Blaanc, Vineyard Architecture