Have you ever heard of rammed earth construction? This method of making walls and homes has been around for thousands of years; you’re probably familiar with it even if you didn’t know what it was called until today!
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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.
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This house was built as a secondary house combining earth, wood and stone structures with very traditional Moroccan finishings: Tadelakt in wall, earth tiles in the ground, sculptured cedar wood, Ourika Stones in the façade and roofs with eucalyptus and bamboo.
Bsabess, Benslimane, Morocco
Earth, Wood and Stone
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The Indian architecture firm Wallmakers led by Vinu Daniel has recently completed Jack Fruit Garden Residence, a single-family home that largely constructed with CSEB (Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks) and Rammed earth walls.
Jack Fruit Garden Residence
Vengola, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Anand Jaju, Syam Sreesylam
CSEB (Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks) and Rammed earth walls with strategically placed openings for cross-ventilation, Brick
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The Tehran-based architecture studio ZAV Architects has recently completed Presence in Hormuz 2, a community of Superadobe earthbag domes that empowers its residents. Built with earth-based materials, these colorful domes were constructed with the help of local residents looking to revive their local economy.
Presence in Hormuz 2
Hormuz Island, Iran
Payman Barkhordari, Tahmineh Monzavi, Soroush Majidi, DJI
Mohamadreza Ghodousi, Fatemeh Rezaei, Golnaz Bahrami, Soroush Majidi
Sheila Ehsaei,Sara Jafari, Payman Barkhordari, Mohsen Safshekan, Kaveh Rashidzadeh, Hossein Panjehpour
Fereshteh Assadzadeh, Somayeh Saeidi, Arshia Hashemipour, Dorsa Tavakoli, Sara Fallahzadeh, Nasim Mosavar
Sara Jafari, Taraneh Behboud, Sara Nikkar, Mohsen Dehghan
Behrang Baniadam, Rouhi Touski
Environmental & MEP
Pejman Moradian, Saeid Afsharian, Salman Rasouli, Roya Yazdizadeh
Maryam Yousefi, Morteza Adib
Soroush Majidi, Payman Barkhordari, Sheila Ehsaei
AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Dji Mavic Pro
Amir Tehrani Nobahari
Ehsan Rasoulof, Ali Rezvani
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