Cardenas Residence, architect: Alan Martinez, AIA, San Francisco, CA

Cardenas Residence; architect, Alan Martinez, AIA, San Francisco, CA

This house is one of the PISÉ homes that we have built. PISÉ is an acronym for Pneumatically Impacted Sand and Earth. In other words, this is a “Rammed Earth” home where we use modern machinery and techniques to duplicate a centuries old style of building. This style gives excellent solar performance and sound deadening qualities unmatched by any other style of building. On top of that the interiors are a warm, variegated earth tone that is very beautiful.