This video shows some techniques for stacking, packing and building with cob. I don’t think it will come back into fashion to build with this material in the urban environment, but it makes great sense in rural conditions as all the materials needed for a cob home can be found right in the ground.
While it doesn’t look like it when the building is in process, cob buildings tend to be beautiful when complete. This is because they can be molded into any form that you wish. When you build with cob you have the opportunity be as artistic as your imagination allows.
For urban applications, cob is a great material for patio pizza ovens, fire pits, perimeter walls, or any other backyard structure.