Rammed concrete facade

type:
facade material
completed:
2013, 2017

 

Rammed earth is an ancient technique for building walls. Rammed concrete is the contemporary, stronger update of this tradition. We love the perfect combination of its rich artisanal look and great technical qualities. We applied this kind of wall as a facade in two projects: Farmer’s House and Kruul (our office). For both project we took our time to experiment with composition in order to obtain the perfect color and texture, a fine balance.

 

>> see project Kruul (our office)

>> see project Farmer’s House

 

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