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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…

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…

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