D U S T

architecture construction fabrication



We see life as an act of great potential.
Through architecture and art, it is possible to create spaces that can add a sense of graciousness to everyday life, to create certain moments of wonder or joy that reveal a silence amidst all the noise.

Through this exploratory process, we challenge values, seek the virtuous, and engage the senses to the environment around us.

We measure the integrity of our work by the quiet pleasures and experiences that are enjoyed by all those who encounter it.



contact DUST:

studio@dustdb.com

www.dustdb.com
Casa Caldera, looking through the zaguan at sunset into the San Rafael Valley

Casa Caldera, looking through the zaguan at sunset into the San Rafael Valley

Casa Caldera, DUST

Casa Caldera, DUST

Sunset

Sunset

context: Casa Caldera, DUST (in progress)
sketched for Lightning Records
This sketch has been a base for many conversations among our circle of friends, craftsmen, artist, architects, thinkers, scientists; about the land, geography, history, sustainability, off-grid living, distribution, industry, energy, consumption, leverage, borderlands,  and most interestingly among all participants of the conversations, our dependence on the machine that is civilization…the catalyst here being a 768 sq ft retreat in Southern AZ.  A handmade house under construction, with the mass walls 18” thick constructed with a mixture of cement and pulverized scoria (lava rock).  In many ways, a defensive architecture, drawing connections to ancient cultures in the region that experienced a squeeze on resources and response to geography. 

context: Casa Caldera, DUST (in progress)

sketched for Lightning Records

This sketch has been a base for many conversations among our circle of friends, craftsmen, artist, architects, thinkers, scientists; about the land, geography, history, sustainability, off-grid living, distribution, industry, energy, consumption, leverage, borderlands,  and most interestingly among all participants of the conversations, our dependence on the machine that is civilization…the catalyst here being a 768 sq ft retreat in Southern AZ.  A handmade house under construction, with the mass walls 18” thick constructed with a mixture of cement and pulverized scoria (lava rock).  In many ways, a defensive architecture, drawing connections to ancient cultures in the region that experienced a squeeze on resources and response to geography. 

wiseform:

Custom bracelet by DUST and or Jesus Robles. All bronze with my patina.

Wood being prepped by Baer Joinery for Caldera,

Casa Caldera Progress Photos. 

San Rafael - Canelo Pass Sunrise

San Rafael - Canelo Pass Sunrise

Casa caldera window fab

casa caldera progress