North Maleny Residence, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
A 'future proofed' two storey residence in North Maleny, Sunshine Coast, this rammed earth and recycled timber home features wide corridors and accommodation for a (future) live-in carer. The sloping block allows ground level access from the rear. A lift provides disabled access to the upper floor from the entry/garage level. Designed by Rohan Jackson of Blackburne Jackson Design. The owners are delighted with their home. See their comments here.
Samford Valley Residence, Queensland
From the architects, WD Architects: "This completely wheelchair-friendly home began as a concept designed by the owner who engaged WD Architects to assist in bringing it to fruition. We acted in an advisory and technical capacity and as a sounding-board for the owner to achieve his vision. With beautiful rammed earth work by Rammed Earth Constructions, and heavy timber work by Adam Warburton."
Pine Mountain Residence
We were asked to create colourful feature walls for this family home in SE Queensland. Mission accomplished!
Noosa Pengari School Hall
A multi coloured rammed earth wall achieved using different coloured soils. Sunshine Coast hinterland, near Noosa, Qld.
Kybong Residence, Gympie Qld
Situated on top of a hill just south of Gympie, Qld, this home features many arched doorways and columns in addition to external and internal rammed earth walls.
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.
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.
This rural property was designed using passive solar strategies and incorporates many sustainable features, including rammed earth, ritek insulated panel roofing, clerestory and louvre windows, and solar power. It also collects rainwater and deals with its own wastewater.
Doonan House, Sunshine Coast, Qld
This award winning house in Doonan is a combination of rammed earth on the ground floor with fibre cement sheeting and colorbond on the second floor. Built around the pool, the house provides the perfect conditions for easy indoor-outdoor living in this subtropical climate. The ground floor has a polished slab as the floor covering. See the owners’ comments […]
Jericho Station Homestead
Pretty Plains Station homestead, Jericho, Central Queensland. Rammed earth walls of 400mm and 500mm thick keep the internal temperatures in this home regulated in the fierce climate of central Queensland. One wall is 900mm thick, houses the slow combustion wood heater and flue and features a vent in the rammed earth.
Dayboro Rammed Earth & Strawbale home
This award winning home in Dayboro, SE Queensland achieved a 9.5 star energy rating, and was designed by WD Architects. As well as our rammed earth walls, it also incorporates straw bales. It was a finalist in the 2010 BPN Sustainability Awards, and features in Warm House, Cool House by Nick Hollo.
There is a wire brushed finish on this rammed earth 'mountain cottage' style house, built in 2003. The wire brushing removes form work lines and leaves a textured finish.