Asquared is excited to be building a new residence using Rammed Earth
Asquared Studios has an exciting new project under construction on a uniques site with a unique mix of materials. When we began work on this residence we described the design to the owner as “a simple box”. As anyone in the profession of Architecture knows, using the term “simple” is a dangerous proposition, as the creation of a “simple box” requires the coordination of a complex set of details to remain true to the architectural intent. The term “simple box” has now become a running joke between us and the owner of this unique new residence, as the material selections of Rammed Earth, Corten, and large expanses of glass have come together to create one of the most complex set of drawings and details that we have ever developed. The challenge has been inspiring, and now, as construction is underway and the foundation expresses the true form of the “simple box”, and we are beginning to witness the form of our efforts.
We selected Annadel Builders as the general contractor for this project. Their team has proven to be professional and extremely detail oriented. The foundation was painstakingly formed with 2×6 board form foundation walls and literally hundreds of anchor bolts that will tie the foundation to the floor, the rammed earth walls, and the steel structure that allows for the large expanses of glass and and floating roof lines.
The rammed earth walls will be the first to be erected, and we are looking forward to working with David Easton and his incredible team at Rammed Earthworks.
We will be following this project through construction in our Journal, so please come check it out again!
Cheers – Jessie Whitesides