Martin Rauch: Rammed Earth / Lehm Und Architektur / Terra Cruda
Filenote | OCR'd, TOC built, PaginatedThe use of rammed earth in architecture is a fascinating fusionof modern technology, ancient knowledge, and innovativeconstruction techniques, and is increasingly attracting attention.Today, rammed earth is not only of interest for alternative orecological applications, but established architects are alsodiscovering the creative possibilities of this versatile materialwith its advantageous properties for temperature control.In Europe, Martin Rauch is regarded as one of the pioneers ofmodern technical and creative applications for traditional rammedearth construction. His work encompasses residential, hotel,ecclesiastical and industrial buildings, interior design andlandscape design in Germany, Britain, Italy, Austria andSwitzerland, including projects with Herzog & de Meuron andSchneider + Schumacher. His "Church of Reconciliation" in Berlinwas the first load-bearing structure to be built with rammed earthin Germany in the last ninety years.Together with local architects Rauch constructed experimentalfamily homes in Vorarlberg, Austria, and with Kienast Vogt &Partner, he designed a series of garden and park projects. Thisvolume is the definitive introduction to contemporary building withrammed earth.