Taos, New Mexico – Edge Architects / The Salamander Co. LLC
Site area: Acreage
Built area: 2,200 sq. ft. (204 m2)
Year built: 2012
Add a foothill location a little south of Taos with sweeping valley views, beautiful sunsets, an architect who has been designing sustainable homes since 1994 and a builder who has specialised in straw-bale homes for more than 15 years and you get this result…
The home uses locally made adobe, bricks, straw bales and sustainably grown Douglas Fir to deliver this lovely home. The Pueblo style sits comfortably in the desert environment while the building system ensures year round, 24 hours a day comfort.
By using regionally produced materials from straw bales and adobe bricks, to small scale forested Douglas Fir we are able to strike a healthy balance between sustainable building materials and mainstream building products.
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