Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Rammed Earth in Eastern Australia

Reader Luke Mahony has sent photos of his curved rammed earth house in Australia.

Details to follow.

In the meantime, enjoy the visuals.

Friday, June 13, 2008

More Earth Construction In Israel

This one's in Kfar Shmaryahu, outside of Tel Aviv.

The client wanted to use a more sustainable material than concrete and enjoyed the raw material look of rammed earth.
The design is by Elie Mouyal.
The main challenge of this project was designing a house with 45 cm thick walls on a plot of 700 m2 while still being responsive to the client brief.

It took a four-person team three months to ram 160 cubic meters or 355 square meters of wall with one rammer.