While driving by some addresses provided to me from a past mid-century modern tour map, I noticed the use of rammed earth – not adobe. As well as board-formed concrete walls. Not that there weren’t more earth-toned stucco walls and plenty of Pueblo-revival or Santa Fe-style homes, too.
For this post, I’m interested in the visual qualities of layering, and how it adds a pleasing testure.
Photos from Borrego Springs CA, mid-January 2014 –