Rammed Earth Chapel

March 28th, 2006 by Peter Schmelzer

Rammed Earth

I’m categorizing this post as “Alternative Construction Methods”, but I think it shows that technologies that had once been considered on the fringe are now being embraced by the sustainability movement.

Check out this chapel on Inhabitat’s blog.

Honesty: what you see is what you get. That’s the rammed earth on the curving wall. No plaster, no paint, just truth in advertising.

Interest: the curved form with wood lattice is great to look at. Imagine walking around the building; the doors into the chapel will slowly reveal themselves then be hidden again. The quality of light in the photograph is wonderful.

Sustainability: Earth and wood. Need I say more?

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