rammed earth


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rammed′ earth′


n.
a mixture of sand, loam, clay, and other ingredients rammed hard within forms as a building material.
[1825–35]
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Machua Appa had no need to look twice at the clearing to see what had been done there, or to scratch with his toe in the packed, rammed earth.
They are developing earthquake-resistance technology to protect traditional rammed earth and stone masonry buildings, and strengthening the earthquake monitoring network in Bhutan.
They included a rammed earth wall indoors to maximise the use of the heat from the sun and aid natural ventilation.
Among the remaining earth structures in Estonia, one can find rammed earth, adobe and cob technique based structures, which are common in Western Europe, but primarily a technique characteristic to local areas.
Floors would be made from rammed earth, polished and hardened with linseed oil, and the structure from round timber poles, using wood grown, felled, prepared and sawn by Simon.
The combination of thick rammed earth walls, light steel structure and high performance glazing creates an environmentally sensitive modern home that will help set the standard for residences at ASCAYA.
Pollock reasoned that one answer to this would be to encourage Tibetans to go back to buildings made in the region's traditional style --with good levels of insulation coming from rammed earth and mud brick methods.
Contemporary compressed earth blocks (CEBs) use mechanical- or hydraulic-powered presses to tamp soil with low day content into large bricks, drawing on the ancient, rammed earth building techniques.
Working with adobe bricks, rammed earth and straw bales, was part of his forte.
His proposal - 'forget steel, straw, concrete, shipping containers, and rammed earth.
Houses built using the rammed earth technique tend to resistant to sound, fire and moisture, and have a high thermal mass which minimizes temperature fluctuations.
Most of the buildings are of pise, rammed earth mixed with lime and short lengths of straw.