The Rammed Earth Gallery House is a modern house with an earthy feel that incorporates several key environmental features. First and foremost is the insulated rammed earth walls for energy efficiency, durability and indoor air quality. Other features include : radiant air flooring, European masonry heater, solar panels, healthy finishes, real wood only etc.. With this home we wanted to create a warm, bright and spacious feeling inside and have spaces to showcase art in the form of paintings, statues or other sculptures. Floor to ceiling structural glass is used throughout the home that support decorative beams that run through the upper sections of the windows.
East side of the house. Notice how the bevelled eaves allow more light to enter the home and create a nice architectural feature.
Entry to the home is from the east through a door inside of a moon gate.
A view from the entry showing one of the light wells that pour light into the home from above. Rocks and bamboo are at the bottom but could be replaced with statues as well.
View of the kitchen.
What looks like a double hallway with light wells in the centre is the main “gallery” area of the home, it connects the bedroom areas to the living areas of the house. There is plenty of room for art on the walls or between and beside the light wells. The gallery area is flooded by natural light from the light wells. We have decided to leave the art to your imagination, it’s hard to find good art to insert into the model but is also subject to a person’s taste.
The master bedroom has a sunken tub in the corner to add some excitement to the room.
The living room is spacious and bright and is perfect for relaxation and socializing.
View from the living room looking and the masonry stove and into the kitchen.
Exterior view of the north washroom with it’s textured glass and decorative rock well. Guest bedroom to the right and master bedroom to the left.
View of the green roof with plants and solar panels. Living room patio in the bottom left and kitchen patio on the bottom right.