From the first moment I saw this Austrian family home, I fell in love with it.
Completed in 2008, this rammed earth monolith is the product of a collaboration between Martin Rauch and Roger Boltshauser.
Above – note the beautiful consideration of detail: alternating clay bricks between rammed earth layers create gentle horizontal lines.
Textural walls, contrast with crisp, bold lines of the steel stairs.
Clean modern lines balance the warm, textural character of the materiality.
Cut into the earth, windows frame views back to the rock. Square frames highlight rough textures.
This is a fantastic example of natural materials used within a modern aesthetic.
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