Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects


© Nic Lehoux Photography
© Nic Lehoux Photography


© Iwan Baan


© Stefan Müller


© Norman Müller


© Filip Dujardin






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This week, we’re highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic finish created by the superposition of multiple layers of compressed soil. Despite having been neglected as a construction technique for years, this type of construction is now experiencing a renaissance in architecture. Read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Filip Dujardin, João Morgado, and Nic Lehoux.

Layer House / Robson Rak Architects and Interior Designers


© Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

Sparrenburg Visitor Centre / Max Dudler


© Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

Observation Tower Negenoord / De Gouden Liniaal Architecten


© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

Casa Caldera / DUST


© Cade Hayes
© Cade Hayes

Ajijic / Tatiana Bilbao

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Observation Tower Negenoord / De Gouden Liniaal Architecten


© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

Los Terrenos / Tatiana Bilbao


© Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

The Great Wall of WA / Luigi Rosselli


© Edward Birch
© Edward Birch

SanBaoPeng Art Museum / DL Atelier


© Sun Haiting
© Sun Haiting

Vineyard House / Blaanc


© João Morgado
© João Morgado

Tucson Mountain Retreat / DUST


© Jeff Goldberg/Esto
© Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Ricola Kräuterzentrum / Herzog & de Meuron


© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

House Gulm / Aicher Ziviltechniker GmbH


© Norman Müller
© Norman Müller

Earth House / earthLAB Studio


© Leo Espinosa
© Leo Espinosa

Zenkonyu / Tadashi Saito + Atelier NAVE


© Toshihiro Misaki
© Toshihiro Misaki

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre / DIALOG


© Nic Lehoux Photography
© Nic Lehoux Photography

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