Rammed Earth

Assembly Architects are experienced the design of rammed earth homes, and on top of NZIA awards won for the Cardrona Valley Road and Mt Barker homes, we were finalists in the inaugural Terra Award, First International Prize for Earthern Architecture. While the climate of Central Otago is particularly suited to this material, we also utilised rammed earth in Wellington Zoo’s “Scaly Nursery” lizard habitat and display. We currently have several rammed earth homes in design and construction, including a multi-level rammed earth home in Wanaka.

In Central Otago, our rammed earth is made by specialist earth building Contractor Jimmy Cotter and his team from Down to Earth Building.

Rammed Earth House, Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka
Rammed Earth House, Mt Barker Road, Wanaka
Multi-level Rammed Earth Home, Lismore Street, Wanaka – currently under construction
Rammed Earth Home and Guest House, Glencoe Road, Crown Terrace – currently under construction
Rammed Earth Home and Guest House, Glencoe Road, Crown Terrace – currently under construction