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The main concept of the build was to accomplish spaces where the boundaries between inside and outside blur: where the ranges and colors of the environment integrate into the shades of the building, and where the inhabitants can walk barefoot across the considered choice of the same natural stone floor without distinguishing whether they’ve come ou...
Project name
Espacio Kaab
Architecture firm
Di Frenna Arquitectos
Location
Nogueras, Comala, Colima, Mexico
Photography
Lorena Darquea
Chuanzihe Cave Dwellings is located at Shanxi Province, in between two large historic cities: Xi'an & Yan'an. The site used to be a village and now is abandoned. It is surrounded by different tourists attractions, such as Huangdi Mausoleum, Fudi Lake, and National Park. The beautiful landscape and natural resource are the significant characters of...
Project name
Chuanzihe Renovation
Architecture firm
Office ZHU
Location
Chuanzihe, Shanxi Province, China
The school looks to facilitate environments that cater to a child’s creative freedom and knowledge. Upon entering the school, people are met with a large semi covered outdoor library space, which acts as the very hearth of the entire design. The school is visually divided into three sectors with the green pockets becoming major points of multilevel...
Project name
The Earth School
Architecture firm
Abhijit Prasanth and Asjad Ahmed
Location
Kafountine, Senegal
Tools used
Rhinoceros 3D, Autodesk Revit, Lumion, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop
There are many different types of rammed earth, all involving different materials. The process can use soil, silt, gravel, clay, cement, and sand; just to name a few. This material is then compacted by being placed between wooden and metal shutters.
Written by
Sara Sparrow
Photography
Atelier Koe © By Reg
Agriculture was once the source of wealth and wellbeing. The man of the past obtained blessings and a sense of wellbeing from the heart of the soil through hardworking and effort. The man whose dreams and aspirations were at the same level as his efforts and works. But the new age was looking for value and worth with a new tool. Industry and develo...
Project name
[Gel-Gol] Khaneh
Location
Lahak, Tehran Suburbs, Iran
Tools used
Rhinoceros 3D, AutoCAD, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop
Rammed earth has a way of giving a touch of timelessness to any project. Talk of the Great Wall of China or Spain’s Alhambra, all built over a 1000 years ago but still holding up. Their versatility and beauty prove the actual worth of the rammed earth building techniques. 
Written by
Dan Martin
Photography
Jeff Goldberg/Esto - DUST
Do you know that many ancient buildings and monuments you appreciate are constructed using the rammed earth construction technique? It’s a unique and natural way of construction where a damp mix of soil, clay, sand, gravel, and other earthy materials is used for compacting. Sometimes cement is also used as a stabilizing agent.
Written by
Vivek Agrawal
Photography
Jeff Goldberg/Esto - DUST