Modern Earth: A Rammed Earth House in Wyoming

An architect and an interior designer bring rammed earth to Wyoming.

The home's Rumford-style firebox was designed by Count Rumford, a contemporary of Benjamin Franklin. Its shallow design increases its heat output and efficiency. Above it, a recessed mantel displays the couple's collection of Japanese teapots. The duck painting by Ewoud De Groot, cowhide chairs and Santa Clara pottery from the Tewa Tribe lend a regional feel to the sitting area.
Photo By Michael Shopenn