Minarc often covers its homes (including the one shown above) in Cem-Clad panels, which are produced from 72 percent portland cement and 20 percent recycled cardboard fibers. Their manufacturer claims the decorative panels are insect- and abuse-resistant, making them suitable for interior and exterior applications. The 4-foot-by-8-foot boards can be cut, routed, and machined with standard carpentry tools and accept both paints and stains. U.S. Architectural Products, 888.238.2541; www.architecturalproducts.com.


Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, assoc. AIA, and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, assoc. AIA, Santa Monica, Calif., www.minarc.com
Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, assoc. AIA, and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, assoc. AIA, Santa Monica, Calif., www.minarc.com

Minarc
tryggvi thorsteinsson, assoc. aia, and erla dögg ingjaldsdóttir, assoc. aia
santa monica, calif.
www.minarc.com