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
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.
Montville Pavilion House
Two pavilions overlook a magnificent view over Baroon Pocket Dam on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, SE Queensland. Rammed earth walls anchor the house to the ground and provide thermal mass, full height glass walls provide a stunning view from every room in the house. Designed by Sparks Architects, this home is spectacular. Featured in the July 2018 edition of Home Beautiful magazine.
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.
Ribbonwood Ave, Maleny House
We designed and built this 3 bedroom, 1 studio/office, 3 bathroom home on a sloping block in central Maleny to be easy-care and passive solar. Built of rammed earth and colorbond, with a deck of modwood and a roof of insulated sandwich panels, there is little work to maintain this house.
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.
Halcyon Glades Over 50s Village
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.
Pine Mountain Residence
We were asked to create colourful feature walls for this family home in SE Queensland. Mission accomplished!
A quirky country cabin with lots of charm, featuring a curved wall behind a rammed earth open fireplace. We used pressed metal to form a pattern on the front panels of the fireplace, reflecting the pressed metal used in the bathroom.
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."
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.