Rammed Earth

Nine quick facts:

1 earthen walls are typically 18” to 48” thick and designed for compression loads
2 contain a critical mix of appropriate soil, cement, water, and pigment
3 regional design considerations are key to a quality installation
4 ancient building technique revived into modern architecture
5 integration of other building systems greatly affects schedule and cost
6 color and texture varies according to soil selection and ramming techniques
7 labor intensive process with critical sequential consideration
8 sustainable building materials
9 needs annual maintenance to maintain aesthetic quality and durability

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The Perch – Sedona, AZ

Photo Credit: Bill Timmerman

2009 Honor Award – Western Mountain Region AIA design competition

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