Gallery: Minimalist Adobe Brick Home is a Box Within a Box


A box within a box, this simple house composed of mud bricks formed into a contemporary structure is an elegant synthesis of old and new. Built in Marfa, Texas, a town better known for the artist Donald Judd’s boxes than its dwellings, the Mud House stands out as a Zen-like oasis. Oakland-based Rael San Fratello Architecture designed the home with simplicity in mind to keep costs low while maintaining a high level of energy efficiency. Read on to learn how they did it.

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  1. sarahlovesissac May 31, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    this is gorgeous, genius.

  2. Lifeisgood May 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

    The simple life can be beautiful.

  3. the bystander May 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

    may be a bit off topic… now I know what “adobe” means

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