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Kendle Company Uses Ancient Building Techniques for Modern Marvels

By: Jessica Marcel - Published: Nov 1, 2009 • References: kendledesign and dornob
Scottsdale, Arizona is the home to this example of earthy architecture. This residence takes advantage of local materials and landscapes to be both eco-friendly and modernly stylish.

The architectural firm Kendle created this home utilizing techniques that go as far back as rudimentary architecture itself. “Rammed” earth housing is a term that refers to using local materials—clay, mud, etc.—and ramming them together to form bricks and building materials. The result? Earthy architecture that saves money, increases style, and remains eco-friendly.