“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 […]
Jarjum House, Mudgeeraba
This project has 20m long curved walls on a sloping-to-steep block of land. Gold Coast, Qld.
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).
The house received a Commendation at the 2020 Australian Institute of Architects Brisbane Regional Awards. The Commendation cites the rammed earth as an important component: "The monumental rammed earth wall anchors the spaces to the ground plane, whilst carefully considered apertures are carved to pass through, inviting engagement with the unique material and offering a delicate display of light and shadow."
Finished house photos are by Christopher Frederick Jones.
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.
This modern rammed earth cottage cleverly opens up on one side to a creek, providing a tranquil yet ever-changing view for its lucky residents. Designed by Murray Cox, Architect. Situated in Northern NSW, the climate is ideal for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Mt Mee Rural Residence
This beautiful new rammed earth home faces north on a rural property. A particularly clever touch is the north facing roofed patio, which takes in the expansive views and acts as a sun trap during the day. At night it is heated by the double-sided combustion heater that also warms the living room - inspired! The rammed earth wall it is installed within forms the external wall of the living room.
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.