Rammed Earth Home Design in Geelong
The stunning Modern Rammed Earth Home is a two-stage Geelong home design, with stage one already completed by our Geelong builders. The images above show the first stage of the build, which provides a modern and thermally efficient family home. The second stage, planned for a few years’ time, will accommodate a growing family.
The home achieves a six-star energy rating thanks to a number of features throughout, including double-glazed windows, oversized eaves, rammed earth walls and shugg windows provide cross ventilation.
From the outside, a large and angular rammed earth wall protrudes as an attractive design element, immediately drawing interest to the façade and increasing street appeal. A commercial glass door provides a grand entry into the family home which is full of light thanks to the large windows and high ceilings.
The home features three large rammed earth walls, one in the front entrance, one in the dining area, and another in the living area. The rammed earth wall in the living room doubles as a TV wall and has a wood fire heater embedded.
The black concrete benchtop is a focal point of the two-pack kitchen, which also has a hidden Toshiba bulkhead heating and cooling system for the kitchen and dining area.
The combination of recycled brickwork, recycled Messmate timber and retro-plate polished concrete floors gives a cool, modern vibe, with clean lines and uncluttered space. The concrete floors are flecked with white, clear and green glass.
A 3.6m ceiling in the main pavilion of the living areas drops to a 2.7m ceiling height in the bedrooms. The bedrooms are a roomy 4.2 X 4m, with the master bedroom designed to transform into a rumpus room after the stage two build.
External features include corrugated COLORBOND® and Stria cladding. The oversized eaves allow winter sun to stream through the windows during the winter months, warming the concrete slab. In summer the eaves block the sun from reaching the slab altogether, adding to the home’s thermal efficiency.
Principal architect: Buck Grgic.
Take a look at the Modern Rammed Earth concept design, which incorporates stage two, to see how this home is planned for expansion.