Mexican Rammed Earth School
August 10, 2011
This art school in Oaxaca, Mexico where Taller de Arquitectura worked with artist Francisco Toledo to create a truly organic campus that includes an earth-bermed stone walled building, ample courtyards, and native low-water plantings. Large north-facing windows provide plenty of natural light, cross-ventilation helps keep the indoor from becoming stuffy, and the massive walls minimize ambient noise.
They go one to say: “We could argue that the greenest new building is the one made from materials sourced from right where it is built.”