RTA Studio's Carbon-Neutral C3 House is New Zealand's First Win at World Architecture Festival
New Zealand’s RTA Studio was honored this weekend at the World Architecture Festival with an award for their sustainable and energy efficient C3 House in Wanaka, New Zealand.
rammed earth construction
right now we’re in the process of hiring a surveyor for soils tests and all things considered rammed-earth construction and super adobe. SOURCING, ANALYZING, and TESTING of the SUBSOIL will d…
Architect and educator Larry Speck writes "Increasingly, I’m more interested in what architecture does than just what it is." He's not alone; there are many who are trying to build houses that by their very design, do something to keep themselves comfortable. It is the opposite of a passive house (not in the passivhaus sense) just sitting there waiting for the thermostat to click on. It's designed to be a system of controlling solar gain, retaining heat, channeling wind.
Striking rammed earth dwelling in the countryside
Sun and earth are the essence of this remarkable home called 'Solterra', which enjoys a privileged position in the spectacular high country of Victoria, Australia. Rammed earth and ironbark create a striking form, and huge
Rammed Earth Shed 2014
We require a Sheep/Alpaca shelter for the winter, Soooooo Let's build one with Rammed Earth Walls :) Over top of this we will make a Hip Roof with an inside height of 6' Nailing down the anchor plates coming along nicely Ok, lets make this happen! Dampening the earth, no color in this just to see how it looks. First shovel Adding a little lime for decoration Just about done First one Done! This was my first time running the tamper (Kristin) as seen near the bottom, good thing sheep…
For a long time now the options for building have been pretty straight forward - brick, concrete, iron and steel girders, timber and plasterboard stud walls. As time has passed we have witnessed some truly incredible and intelligent uses of the same age old materials. The ones that have most impressed me can be found below. 1. Earth bag construction Earth bags are plastic or canvas sacks that are filled with a mixture of dirt and cement before being stacked to form walls. The bags are held…
What Are Rammed Earth Walls?
A rammed earth wall is made from compressing earth using high pressure, and we've put together a list of examples that show off the end result.