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New project photos added to our rammed earth and custom home gallery pages. We’ve recently added images of two spectacular projects to our gallery pages. On our rammed earth gallery, photos were uploaded of an exquisite home designed by Wernerfield Architecture + Design and completed…

McNeal 020 celebrated internationally

Three years ago, PureBuild completed construction of the cast-in-place concrete inverted pyramid pavilion, McNeal 020, designed by Paris-based architect David Telerman.  In the ensuing years, this remarkable architectural sculpture set in the stark beauty of the Cochise County Sonoran Desert valley of the Chiricahua Mountains…

Copper Springs East photos added to rammed earth gallery page. Last week our foreman, Garth, snapped a few photos of rammed earth walls we constructed in 2019 for the Copper Springs East Behavioral Health Hospital in Gilbert, AZ. Scroll down to check out the multi-hued…

Beguiling images of sculpture

In June 2020, we completed construction of an architectural sculpture in Cochise County, designed by Paris-based artist and architect, David Telerman. Additional aerial and detail photos of the work can now be viewed on the Atelier David Telerman website. The night time images (number 16…

PureBuild client fireplace featured in Houzz Ideabook.

A kiva fireplace located in an “outdoor room” in our clients’ home was featured in Houzz’s 20 Feel-Good Fireplaces Warm Your Spirits Ideabook (scroll down to number 18). Other photos of this charming, Southwestern-style Mercado house can be seen on our gallery page. Houzz is…

The Art of Earth Architecture

The Art of Earth Architecture, a new book by Jean Dethier explores earth architecture through the centuries and around the world and advocates for the resurgence of this ancient technology to help address climate change. The Tucson Mountain House designed by preeminent Tucson architect, Rick…

Tucson Business Radio Interviews Tom Wuelpern

On Saturday, host Carol Nigut interviewed Tom Wuelpern for Tucson Business Radio. During their in depth, far-ranging dialogue, Tom discussed the his background, his design philosophy, the history of PureBuild, the genesis and trajectory of the Mercado District, as well as the unique aspects of…

Otherworldly art project

In May, we completed construction of a visionary architectural sculpture by Paris-based architect David Telerman. Working with Zona Decorative Concrete & Construction, LLC. we were able to bring this incomparable work into the physical realm. Located in the desert valley of Cochise County, the concrete…

Mercado District Community Comes Together

Mercado District residents united in solidarity last week while observing the social distancing advice recommended by health officials. Congregating on balconies and roof-top patios, this event was captured by photographer Daniel Hartman using drone photography. See images of this uplifting neighborhood spirit on our facebook…

PureBuild video

Check out the video that Cox Media put together about us in honor of Tom Wuelpern being a Copper Cactus Small Business Leader of the Year finalist. The nomination highlighted Tom’s commitment to enhancing communities, such as the Mercado District and Barrio Santa Rosa, as…

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…

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