Rammed Earth Pictures
The following pictures are only a small sample of what is possible with rammed earth.
What a beautiful, durable and sophisticated style of natural building!
This rammed earth fireplace facing was a collaboration between myself and Eric from Whistler. We worked together over a weekend to face and already existing fireplace in his home that had yet to be encased. Although seemingly simple, it was very challenging since it’s much easier to make the rammed earth first and put a fireplace insert in after. With that said, we did enjoy the challenge and were happy with our efforts.
These walls were built for the Japanese Garden society on Salt Spring Island. They wanted to use 2 rammed earth walls with traditional Japanese woodworking to create a beautiful entrance to the Peace Park.
Gary wanted a garage that was not only durable but artistic. We used different colours of stone to create highlight layers. They included white and grey limestone and also some green polished rocks on the surface of the rammed earth.
Vancouver Garden Wall
This rammed earth garden and seating wall was built in Vancouver as a neighborhood project. We used crushed limestone with different colour layers and a line of red and black lava.
Chemainus Greenhouse Wall
Rammed earth has great thermal mass and this is why Scott and Carla chose it for their new greenhouse. The heat retention properties of the thick wall allow heat to soak into the wall capturing solar energy which increases the growing season for the plants inside.
Rammed Earth Color Samples
This rammed earth color palette shows only some of the possible colors for walls, there are hundreds of shades to choose from. We normally make many samples before a project to find the right color combination that a client will love.