case study: rammed earth

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contractor - Timur Ersen Architecte HMONP
project - rammed earth
tool - VL LRS55 Pole Tamper
Rammed earth, also known as taipa in Portuguese, tapial or tapia in Spanish, pisé in French, and hangtu, is a technique for constructing foundations, floors, and walls using natural raw materials such as earth, chalk, lime, or gravel.

The unique Trelawny Pole Tamper VL LRS55 has recently been involved in 3 innovative workshops lead by international architects who came to turkey to learn the rammed earth technique in real conditions.

Under the lead of Timur Ersen Architecte HMONP, several projects were conducted where Earth is poured in layers into a mould and compressed mechanically in order to build various types of structures, for example houses.

Rammed earth is a very solid material once compressed using Tampers such as Trelawny VL LRS55: its density is similar to concrete and its specific weight varies from 1,8 to 2,2 per cubic meter.

The Trelawny VL LRS55 Pole Tamper has been used in Turkey with 3 different projects in the summer 2015.

project 1: Rammed Earth Oven the Olive Trees
project 2: A Rammed-earth and marble barbecue on Marmara Island
project 2: A Rammed-earth and marble barbecue on Marmara Island

Check out the Trelawny VL LRS55 Pole Tamper here.