The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how the most dramatic innovations in home design and construction frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials earthforward-thinking homebuilders can now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, and efficient use of natural resources.Rammed…


As any American who has traveled abroad knows, the American home contains more, and more elaborate, plumbing than any other in the world. Indeed, Americans are renowned for their obsession with cleanliness. Although plumbing has occupied a central position in American life since the mid-nineteenth century, little scholarly attention has been paid to its history….


Millions of baby boomers are approaching the golden years. While it’s a marker worth celebrating, it can also be a reminder of uncertain times ahead. How will I manage? Can I stay in my home? “The Accessible Home” goes beyond ramps and grab-bars to help ageing boomers, or those faced with disabilities, accomplish home accessibility…