Rammed Earth Ihlow House, Märkische Schweiz, Germany

  • Private dwelling in load-bearing rammed earth construction extension to an existing rubble-stone barn
  • It is the first rammed earth dwelling to be built since the abandonment of post-war emergency measures in the 1950s
  • Ground floor is rammed earth, upper floor timber frame
  • Hemp fibre internal and external insulation
  • Solar heating with solar collectors and wood pellets, primary energy consumption 24 KWh/sq m

Client
Dunja and Matthias Hein

Net floor area
180 sq m

Completion
12/2006

Architect
Eike Roswag Dipl.-Ing Architekt

Structural Engineer, Earth Building Consultancy, Energy Efficiency Consultancy
Ziegert | Roswag | Seiler Architekten Ingenieure
Dr.-Ing Christof Ziegert, Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Seiler

Awards
Brandenburgischer Architekturpreis 2007, Commendation

Publications

Baunetz Wissen Solar: Lehmhaus in Ihlow

Architektenkammer Berlin (Ed.), Architektur Berlin 07. Baukultur in und aus der Hauptstadt, Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin 2007. Stampflehmhaus in Ihlow

Häuser 6/08, Stampflehmhaus in Ihlow

Photos
Torsten Seidel, Ludger Paffrath