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Exposed compressed earth block hallway

Exposed compressed earth block hallway

Youth Center In Niafourang / Project Niafourang

Youth Center In Niafourang / Project Niafourang

The  rammed earth Watershed Block  walls in this sustainable private residence by Arkin Tilt architects curve ever-so-slightly along the entry drive and up to the compound. The block walls serve to retain the hillside. The six-inch high blocks, sixteen inches in length, provide an optimum “rise over run” for a gradual ascent. The retaining wall caps are cast using the same formula as the blocks themselves.  Image © Ed Caldwell

The rammed earth Watershed Block walls in this sustainable private residence by Arkin Tilt architects curve ever-so-slightly along the entry drive and up to the compound. The block walls serve to retain the hillside. The six-inch high blocks, sixteen inches in length, provide an optimum “rise over run” for a gradual ascent. The retaining wall caps are cast using the same formula as the blocks themselves. Image © Ed Caldwell

Oh, my! One story house with large loft for guests includes vigas (roundwood pine) harvested from the site, adobe (block and cob), strawbale, living roof, earthen floor, passive solar design, radient floor heating

Oh, my! One story house with large loft for guests includes vigas (roundwood pine) harvested from the site, adobe (block and cob), strawbale, living roof, earthen floor, passive solar design, radient floor heating

The  rammed earth Watershed Blocks  for this sustainable private residence by Arkin Tilt architects were manufactured using a combination of two different regionally sourced aggregates. Varying the ratio between the two in the formulation resulted in the “random mottling” that gives the walls their natural appearance. The architects wisely use the block to encase the wood stove to serve as a heat sink - a thermal flywheel. Oak from the surrounding forest yields its stored CO2 to warm both…

The rammed earth Watershed Blocks for this sustainable private residence by Arkin Tilt architects were manufactured using a combination of two different regionally sourced aggregates. Varying the ratio between the two in the formulation resulted in the “random mottling” that gives the walls their natural appearance. The architects wisely use the block to encase the wood stove to serve as a heat sink - a thermal flywheel. Oak from the surrounding forest yields its stored CO2 to warm both…