Prototype ELEMENT

DOING with: Michael, Lucas De Smelt, Hossein Tarabichi 

(Integrated in the BC Architects and Case Design Advanced Workshop )

Brussels, Belgium (2019)

LOCAL EXCAVATIONS and DEMOLITIONS are key words for the this Rammed Earth workshop as a study promoted by BC ARCHITECTS (Belgium) and CASE DESIGN (India) for a future building in India. 

The main goal was to explore a small element that could be assembled as a wall or architectural structure and that could also be used individually. The earth used was essentially  a mix of local earth excavations and local building demolitions (as aggregates) . A normal formwork was used in which could be added elements inside in order to achieve the desired shapes for the Rammed Earth Element. 

The option in our case was not to add anything inside the formwork, but try out a singular shape just by the way the earth was rammed... or not rammed! 

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Making of the rammed / non rammed Element