In this episode, I talk to the architect Cade Hayes, co founder of US architecture studio DUST. We discuss their project Tucson Mountain Retreat, a home constructed of Rammed Earth and located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.
The single storey home is relatively simple in form, with spaces opening out on to the dry and arid surrounding landscape, but it is the soft tones and the rich texture of the rammed earth, one of the oldest building materials in the world, that make this home really special.
At the end of the episode, I ask Cade the three questions I ask all my podcast guests;
– what really annoys him about his home?
– what house has he visited that has really inspired him?
– and, if he could choose anyone to design him a new house, who would he choose?
If you would like to find out more about DUST and about the Tucson Mountain Retreat, you can find images and links to further information on the episode page at anotherarchitecturepodcast.com.