Commercial

  • Univ Qld Wildlife Centre, Hidden Vale Entrance

    University of Queensland Wildlife Centre

    The new UQ wildlife research centre at Hidden Vale has an extensive internal core of rammed earth walling. The research centre was made possible by an $18.5 million bequest from the Turner Foundation, and is situated on a 3100 hectare nature refuge. The Hidden Vale UQ Wildlife Facility being made available to UQ staff and students will include a captive wildlife and breeding centre and a permanent release facility. Designed by WD Architects.

  • Rammed earth feature wall in lobby

    Halcyon Glades

    We were asked to create dramatic feature walls for the new Recreation Centre in the Halcyon Glades Over 50’s Community.  These walls are largely composed of sandstone based materials, with some oxides included in areas.

    Halcyon Glades have said that the monolithic rammed earth wall that extends the length of Halcyon Glades Recreation Club provides "a definitive architectural statement that compliments the pitched roof and expressed timber columns".  You can read more of their story on their web page, here.

  • Garangula Art gallery entry p

    Garangula Art Gallery, Harden, NSW

    Multi award-winning private art gallery near Harden, NSW, designed by FKM Architects of Sydney and built by Manteena, ACT. The extensive high rammed earth walls took the best part of a year to build. Material from the property was incorporated into these walls.

    "This project has proven that rammed earth is not just a solution for traditional construction but is equally at home in the most contemporary of design elements. The incorporation of indigenous artist Jonathon Jones’s untitled artwork (buuagang nurrambang) which features in the rammed earth at front entrance of the Gallery is testament to the limitless possibilities of rammed earth and John’s  skill as an artisan."  - Rod Mitton, Operations Manager, Manteena  (see the rest of Rod's comments here)

     

  • Noosa school hall, multi coloured rammed earth, Sunshine Coast

    Noosa Pengari School Hall

    A multi coloured rammed earth wall achieved using different coloured soils. Sunshine Coast hinterland, near Noosa, Qld.

  • Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

    Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

    Our rammed earth walls feature in the Wildlife Hospital at Australia Zoo, which was designed by Andrew Webb of WD Architects.

  • Rammed earth walls, Green Harvest Mail Order Warehouse

    Green Harvest Organic Supplies HQ

    Green Harvest Organic Supplies is a highly successful mail order company specialising in goods for organic gardeners.  The rammed earth building is both warehouse and HQ.  This was a full-construct commercial building project with some interesting challenges.

  • Rammed earth pillars, Billabong Surfwear Showroom, Burleigh Heads

    Billabong Surfwear HQ & Warehouse

    The head offices of Billabong Surfwear in Burleigh Waters, in the Gold Coast of Queensland also include their showroom shop and warehouse.  We built the rammed earth walls for this development in the early 1990s.

  • Rammed earth walls for the Ecocentre at Crystal Waters, Queensland

    Crystal Waters EcoCentre, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

    Teaching facility at Crystal Waters Ecovillage, Sunshine Coast hinterland, Queensland.