Rauch On

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From the first moment I saw this Austrian family home, I fell in love with it.

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Completed in 2008, this rammed earth monolith is the product of a collaboration between Martin Rauch and Roger Boltshauser.

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Above – note the beautiful consideration of detail: alternating clay bricks between rammed earth layers create gentle horizontal lines.

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Textural walls, contrast with crisp, bold lines of the steel stairs.

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Clean modern lines balance the warm, textural character of the materiality.

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Cut into the earth, windows frame views back to the rock. Square frames highlight rough textures.

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This is a fantastic example of natural materials used within a modern aesthetic.

Photo and information credits:

http://www.architonic.com/aisht/rammed-earth-house-rauch-family-home-boltshauser-architekten/5100620

http://au.phaidon.com/agenda/architecture/articles/2012/october/31/martins-rauchs-mud-house/

Check out the firms website here:

http://www.lehmtonerde.at/en/

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