Down to Earth : Rammed Earth Architecture, Hardback Book

Down to Earth : Rammed Earth Architecture Hardback


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"Rammed earth is a wall building technique that uses earth, chalk, lime and gravel as raw materials.

It is an ancient building method that has experienced a renaissance in recent years as people seek greener and more sustainable building materials and naturalconstruction methods.

Rammed earth walls are simple to construct, non-combustible, thermally massive, strong and durable.

However, they can be labour-intensive to construct without machinery and are susceptible to water damage if not properly protected or maintained.

Rammed earth buildings are found on almost every continent, in a range of environments including the temperate and humid regions of northern Europe, semi-arid deserts, mountain and country areas and the tropics.

The availability of usable soil and a building design suited to local climatic conditions are factors favouring their use.

This book is a compilation of the most relevant international examples of this interesting building technique.


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