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.
Andy’s House, Coolum
Our rammed earth walls are used with corrugated steel in this contemporary home on a steep block near Coolum. Designed by Robinson Architects, and constructed by builder Andy Martin for his family, this is an inspiring, modern and light-filled home.
Art Gallery of NSW expansion – Sydney Modern Project
Rammed earth walls form a key part of the new building designed by SANAA that is part of the Art Gallery of NSW's expansion and transformation, located in Sydney's CBD. Rammed earth walls sweep through glazed panels and connected pavilions of two levels of the new building, seamlessly linking between internal and outdoor landscaped areas, anchoring the building within its site.
University of Queensland/Spicers Wildlife Centre, Hidden Vale
The University of Queensland/Spicers wildlife research centre at Hidden Vale has an extensive internal core of rammed earth walling. The research centre is situated on a 3100 hectare nature refuge. It includes a captive wildlife and breeding centre and a permanent release facility, with a particular focus on echidnas. The rammed earth walls are part of a strategy to allow termite breeding without endangering the structure. (Rammed earth is of no interest to termites.) Designed by WD Architects.
This rammed earth extension doubled the size of a home near Toowoomba, Qld. Recently seen on an episode of ABC’s Landline, about the owner’s mature-tree farming business, Emaho Trees.
Rivendell Park, Sunshine Coast Hinterland
This gorgeous rammed earth property is tucked away within a keyhole of private land within the Conondale National Park, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. We built the home in 2010 and it still looks like new, over a decade later.
Garangula Art Gallery, Harden, NSW
Multi award-winning private art gallery focusing on indigenous art, 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 and especially commissioned artwork were incorporated into the rammed earth walls.
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).
“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.
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.