beginnings of the thesis project

Here it is, the end of January, and it feels like spring!  That means it’s warmer in Cincinnati‘s winter than San Francisco’s summer. I’ve already had so much help from friends and acquaintances with the start of my new rammed earth project.  A big thanks goes to my friend Chris for his strength in moving most of my dirt up to our obsolete courtyard. My newest rammed earth endeavors involve incorporating this primitive, raw building technique into modern society.  My project scenario is a community farm in Silicon Valley, so there is a strong connection not just to modernity, but high technology research and business.  A goal is to cut out the middle-man that is normative design and industrially manufactured, unsustainable building CLICK for more