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.
Sana'a's many-storeyed tower-houses built of rammed earth. Sana'a city in Yemen is one of the oldest cities in the worlds, which has different forms of building built with different types of materials.
It is protected from the sun's rays by tinted glazing featuring coating technology developed to filter out the radiation and rammed earth walls, designed to protect from the cold as well as cosmic rays.
There were rammed earth walls, acres of planting through pebble, shrubs with sculptural stems and main avenue show gardens that stuck firmly to the Chelsea symmetrical formula - designs which seemed solely aimed at pleasing judges.
They included a rammed earth wall indoors to maximise the use of the heat from the sun and aid natural ventilation.
In low-income communities, earth-based technologies (such as rammed earth, compressed earth blocks, and stabilised soil blocks) are the commonly used sustainable construction materials.
Dynamic Performance Test of Adobe and Rammed Earth. The Gaochang Ruins wall body (Figure 7) is mainly built by rammed earth.
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.
The simplest construction has walls of rammed earth with bricks lining the interior to increase the structure's stability.
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.