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 were key words for this Rammed Earth workshop as a study promoted by BC Architects (Belgium) and Case Design (India) for a building in India.
The main goal was to explore a small PRE-FABRICATED element that could be assembled as a wall and that could 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!
Making of, rammed earth Element:
Principle of assembling into a wall: