“three techniques of earth construction were tested and are demonstrated here: rammed earth construction, formwork, and plaster lime. mudworks demonstrates earth as a material central to architectural discourse for reclaiming cultural identity, providing tactile and human-scaled environments, and producing plentiful labor opportunities.”
22/05/2012 § Leave a comment
bolthauser architekten, rausch residence in schlins (2008) (via betonbabe)
since the controversy in oaxaca centered around rammed earth, i figured i would mention this rammed earth project by bolthauser architekten. the residence was built for martin rausch who runs several interconnected businesses, linked by the common theme of earthen materials. martin recently helped put together an exhibition at the gsd this spring called mudworks. rammed earth is now officially having its moment.
a young hare
[title] today’s title comes from the mudworks exhibition description available here.