Portfolio

  • 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 house eudlo in afternoon

    Eudlo House

    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.

  • Columns of rammed earth, Gympie

    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.

  • Rammed earth and colorbond entry

    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 […]

  • Buttress rammed earth wall in station homestead, outback Queensland.

    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.

  • Rammed earth home, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

    Pelican Waters residence, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

    A far-from-standard 3 bedroom family home including an upper storey on one side with a parents retreat.  Rammed earth forms all the external and many of the internal, garage and garden walls.  The owners say, “As far as building products go, rammed earth is for us… The eco credentials of rammed earth are of the highest levels, as is evident […]

  • Subtropical rammed earth home with big stacking doors to deck.

    Maleny House

    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.

  • entry staircase rammed earth coolum

    “Mandalay”, Coolum Chase

    "Mandalay", Coolum Chase, Sunshine Coast.  A series of pavilions make up this rammed earth home.

    Rammed Earth Construction

  • rammed earth house with ribbon of colour

    “Murrindindi”, Witta

    The rammed earth walls in this home feature a ribbon of different coloured earth that runs around the house. It's an eye-catching addition to the walls which is attractive and interesting without being overwhelming. The house also features a rammed earth fireplace, creating by ramming large stones of the same material within the formwork, and filling in with the rammed earth material. As the wall went up, we transitioned to smaller stones and finally to just soil material.  The open timber beams in the house are a strong and very attractive feature of the house, and were a key factor in the design.

  • Bribie Island House

    Built in 2002 by an engineer, this home was unusual in its canal estate placement at the time. Designed using passive solar design principles and to be energy conscious, it was also energy producing, generating wind as well as solar power. The rammed earth provided thermal mass, and the clerestorey windows allowed sunlight to heat the central walls at appropriate times of the year, but the design excluded it at other times (using the angle of the sun).  Electric blinds shaded the large glass windows when necessary, and a vergola opening roof sheltered the central courtyard between the two wings of the house.

  • rammed earth home in bush setting

    Flaxton House

    Rammed Earth Construction