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Purebuild named in top Tucson Home Builder List

PureBuild appears in Home Builders Digest’s list of the 15 best custom home builders in Tucson!  They represented our work with a photo of a two story rammed earth house we built near Rio Rico, Arizona.

NY Times travel article recommends Mercado San Agustin

The New York Times recommended the Mercado San Agustin and Mission Garden in their “36 Hours In…” feature on Tucson this Sunday.   These destinations are among the Mercado District attractions – easy walking distance from our Mercado District homes.

Houzz features PureBuild in photo flip

Houzz.com (a website devoted to design and building ideas) included a home we built in the Mercado District in their “50 Festive Holiday Doors” photo flip.  Scroll down to #33 to see how our client celebrated the season with chili pepper wreaths – a classic…

Tucsontopia extols our Mercado architectural style

Tucsontopia, a website dedicated to showcasing the best of Tucson, extols the colorful architecture of the Mercado District in their “45 Reasons to Move to Tucson“.  (#43 on their list of great reasons to live in Tucson).  

PureBuild profiled in AZ Daily Star

PureBuild was profiled in the Arizona Daily Star last month.  The article by Gabriela Rico reports on PureBuild’s history, projects and design ethos.  Thank you Gabriela for your splendid article.  We are proud to be contributing to the architectural landscape of Tucson.

Rammed earth desert home in West Elm catalog

West Elm, a furniture and home decorating company that specializes in sustainable, handcrafted manufacturing, selected a custom home with rammed earth walls by PureBuild as the backdrop for their April catalog.  PureBuild Inc collaborated with the Dust group of architects to help produce their modernist…

Global Traveler Magazine mentions PureBuild

PureBuild and the Mercado District are mentioned in the September 2015 edition of Global Traveler. Global Traveler reports on destinations for luxury business travelers. The September issue spotlights downtown Tucson in “Hot Time in Tucson: A revitalized downtown radiates with creative possibilities.” We are delighted…

Travel and Leisure’s Coolest Outdoor Showers

“Outdoor showers give you a chance to feel at one with nature without roughing it” declares Travel and Leisure Magazine.   An outdoor shower created by Purebuild at the acclaimed Miraval resort is showcased in this feature. http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/coolest-outdoor-hotel-showers/11    

Tucson Lifestyle Home and Garden features Mercado home.

Our clients’ lovely Mercado home graces the cover of the August 2014 Tucson Lifestyle Home and Garden magazine.  The accompanying article highlights their lush plantings, outdoor living spaces, and eco-friendly features,  as well as the colonial Mexican influence of the architecture, finish details and decor. …

It takes a village

The Mercado District is featured in the latest edition of 3StoryMagazine.  3StoryMagazine  is a monthly online publication which reports on Tucson’s thriving design, architecture and arts scene.   “It Takes a Village” celebrates the unique manner in which the design of the Mercado District’s homes and…

WWII Memorial Unveiled

PureBuild Inc. was privileged to participate in the creation of the WWII Memorial honoring Tucson and Pima County veterans of WWII.   The rammed earth base supports bronze plaques listing the names of soldiers who died serving our country in this conflict.  The compass imbedded in…

New photos of our work at Central Arizona College

Images of PureBuild’s recent work at Central Arizona College have been added to our rammed earth portfolio page.  SmithGroup architects selected exposed rammed earth for the wall systems of the new library and meeting room at the Maricopa Campus.

A continuity of construction methods.

PureBuild recently built rammed earth walls for the Visitors Center at Mesa Grande Cultural Park. The site, located in Mesa, AZ, contains an earth temple mound and ruins of earth walls stabilized by caliche originally constructed by the Hohokam between 1100-1400 AD. Images of the…

US Airways celebrates Tucson

US Airways in-flight magazine celebrates Tucson in its December Issue.  PureBuild is among the area businesses featured (page 103), with special emphasis on our work in the Mercado District.  Other local businesses spotlighted include the Green Valley Pecan Company, the Madaras Gallery, the Miraval Resort…

Tucson Lifestyle features PureBuild house

The November 2012 issue of the Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden spotlights a PureBuild house in their Custom Homes Idea Guide (page 42).  In this Tucson mountain residence, our clients’ extensive collection of books and indigenous art was taken into account during the design process. …

Tom Wuelpern discusses positive trends in real estate on Money Matters.

Tom Wuelpern was a featured guest on KNST’s Money Matters. Tom discusses surviving the economic downturn, positive trends in the real estate market and how our Mercado District project is benefiting from renewed interest downtown Tucson. Tom’s interview begins 48 minutes into the program. http://www.knst.com/player/?station=KNST-AM&program_name=podcast&program_id=MoneyMatters.xml&mid=22146860

Rammed Earth Development is now PureBuild

We are excited to announce our new company name, “PureBuild.” We incorporated in 1994 as Rammed Earth Development Inc. and have been privileged to collaborate with our clients. We create homes of enduring beauty in harmony with our unique climate, culture and architectural heritage. To…

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