Did you know that humans have been building with rammed earth for over 7 thousand years? Yet there are no rammed earth buildings in Charleston, South Carolina? Architect April Magill of Root Down Designs is changing that. April gave Danielle and I a tour of Charleston's first rammed earth house which is under construction: The Walters Residence on Johns Island. In this blog April shares a bunch of useful nuggets such as: how to convince a client to consider rammed earth, how much a rammed earth building costs, other sustainable strategies that are low-hanging fruit and we even discuss the late rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard who said "God made dirt and dirt will bust your ass!"Read More
Andrés Duany returned to Charleston last week. He was in town to present the DPZ report: Revised B.A.R. Process for New Construction and Large Projects
I was able to sit down with Andrés on Friday morning for a chat over breakfast. I wanted to hear some additional information on the report and insight on his thoughts for the future of Charleston.