Rammed Earth Construction is Cool Again (and Hot)

Learn more about rammed earth and other natural construction methods in a New York Times article which features the Torcasso residence in Santa Fe.

Rammed earth construction is gaining more interest in climates with a high “diurnal swing” (such as in New Mexico and California), in part because it is so effective at storing thermal energy. The Torcasso residence in Santa Fe is featured in a New York Times article, "Modern Updates to Old-School Buildings," which focuses on natural construction methods that - although not inexpensive - can significantly reduce energy costs and consumption. Page Principal Larry Speck, lead designer for the Torcasso house, is quoted in the article.