Urban Infill housing

Bangalore – 2009-2010

It gave the architect an opportunity to showcase rammed earth in a densely populated urban setting. With a few weeks of training and student workshop the team begain to comfortably build with rammed earth. We visited the project once every two weeks to oversee the slow progress.

Murali, the contractor and the owners put in a lot of hands on hours to get the rammed earth walls on the facade themselves. Building with earth , sweat equity offset costs of construction. The lack of cement plasters and paints, meant that the walls would be cost effective.

While the inital walls were great looking, the workers, concreting gang lacked the foresight of the project. A lot of stains and damages to the exposed finishes led to the mud plastering of the rammed earth walls.

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One Comment

  1. S.PANNEER SELVAM

    BEAUTIFUL, NO WORDS TO SAY.

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