Woodstock Farm : By Rick Joy Architects

Posted on November 2, 2010

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Woodstock, Vermont
Rick Joy Architects
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong
Rooted Modernism: Rick Joy Architects turns to a Northeast vernacular in a new house.

Woodstock Farm

Photo © Jean-Luc Laloux 
I don’t want to be known as the rammed-earth guy,” says Rick Joy, AIA.
Joy is referring to the low-slung, thick-walled houses (and his own office enclave) that he started building in and around Tucson in the 1990s. Rammed earth appeals to those living in dry, hot climates, where the mix of packed soil, a little cement, and water creates an architecture that fits in well with the desert landscape while offering occupants passive cooling and heating features. Joy, who hates architectural typecasting, has also explored thin steel-plate construction inspired by Arizona’s industrial sheds, as witnessed by his rusty cubiform Desert Nomad House.
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