Rammed earth is an ancient method of building – the foundation to some of the oldest structures still standing around the world. It’s not hard to find the advantages of using rammed earth; it’s inherently fireproof and soundproof, has a high thermal mass, resistant to pest damage and has a low cost to the earth. That’s without pointing to the textural, grainy warmth rammed earth walls offer inside, while letting a home sit comfortably within its untamed terrain.
We’re taking a tour through leading Australian examples of rammed earth homes by Luigi Rosselli Architects, Templeton Architecture, Robson Rak and Breathe Architecture. These architects and designers have readily embraced the material in different regional, coastal and suburban locations. Collectively, their six homes are designed to stand the test of time, giving their occupants a chance to sincerely, respectfully and safely connect with their surroundings.