Rammed earth walls go up at a very early stage of a project and sometimes we don’t get back to photograph the finished building. This is just a small sampling of our work.
“Wedgetail House”, Knockninny, Barcaldine, Qld
The crew re-located to Barcaldine for over 3 months for this project. This homestead is on a cattle property in Central Queensland and has 600mm thick external rammed earth walls as part of the design. Internal walls are 300mm thick. The walls will provide excellent protection from bush fires as rammed earth has a very […]
Stockland Promenade, Deception Bay
CUSP Landscape Architects employed us to create a colourful rammed earth statement entry to a new Stockland housing estate in Deception Bay, Queensland. It was extremely rewarding to receive an email from the Landscape Architect for the project, Sam Waterson. “We just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of CUSP for your […]
Halcyon Greens Over 50s Village, Gold Coast
Halcyon Greens, Pimpama is a new development in the Halcyon Lifestyle Communities over 50s developments. Halcyon invests a great deal into the recreation, resort and park elements of these developments, and as part of their commitment to provide something special they have incorporated our rammed earth into two of their recent projects – Halcyon Greens and […]
Jarjum House, Mudgeeraba
This project has 20m long curved walls on a sloping-to-steep block of land. Gold Coast, Qld.
Chandler House, Brisbane
A detailed construction for a large home in south Brisbane designed by Hogg&Lamb Architects. The rammed earth wall is 6.6m high with numerous cut outs, forming the central core of the house. It runs from inside to outside. Michael Hogg described the finished rammed earth as "travertine like" (see his close up photo).
The house received a Commendation at the 2020 Australian Institute of Architects Brisbane Regional Awards. The Commendation cites the rammed earth as an important component: "The monumental rammed earth wall anchors the spaces to the ground plane, whilst carefully considered apertures are carved to pass through, inviting engagement with the unique material and offering a delicate display of light and shadow."
Finished house photos are by Christopher Frederick Jones.
Palmview Family Home
This 4 bedroom rammed earth home was owner-built by an excellent young tradesman, using his host of contacts in the building trade. Intended as his own family home and business base, it is well designed and beautifully finished.
This modern rammed earth cottage cleverly opens up on one side to a creek, providing a tranquil yet ever-changing view for its lucky residents. Designed by Murray Cox, Architect. Situated in Northern NSW, the climate is ideal for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Mt Mee Rural Residence
This beautiful new rammed earth home faces north on a rural property. A particularly clever touch is the north facing roofed patio, which takes in the expansive views and acts as a sun trap during the day. At night it is heated by the double-sided combustion heater that also warms the living room - inspired! The rammed earth wall it is installed within forms the external wall of the living room.
Blackwater Aquatic Centre, Central Queensland
Our rammed earth walls played a key part in the design of this large commercial project designed by LiquidBlu Architects, winning them the Australian Institute of Architects 2018 Public Architecture Award. In that award, the rammed earth walls were cited by the jury as a factor in the decision, "the bulwark-like outer layer of rammed earth walls wrap themselves around three elevations, affording refuge from the harsh environment."
Lake Macdonald Cottage
This lovely rammed earth cottage won the Master Builders Award for Excellence in Sustainable Living, Queensland in 2018. It features our rammed earth walls throughout and a curved truss system. The result is a beautifully designed haven.
Builder: Joshua Martin
Noosa Pengari School Hall
A multi coloured rammed earth wall achieved using different coloured soils. Sunshine Coast hinterland, near Noosa, Qld.
In 2016 we built the rammed earth walls for three houses in a four house subdivision in Eumundi, in the Noosa hinterland. One of the houses, 'Avonlea' received a Commendation for residential design in the 2018 Architecture Awards.