The rammed earth house (part 1)

The rammed earth house (part 1)

My folks have a small property in the south of Mexico (close to paradise), where they plan to build a house. Their dream is to have a space where they could happily spend their time as a retired couple. I am happy to be part of that dream, and what a better way to do it than with rammed earth! 🙂 Follow the story of this old couple, a crazy architect and a rammed earth villa.



“Globally, the only substance people use more of than concrete, in total volume, is water.”

Concrete has been used for a very long time and has in many ways proven to be one of our most useful and durable building materials. The problem is that concrete requires a lot of energy to produce, resulting in a so called “high embodied energy”. By replacing concrete with local, natural materials where possible, we can both lower our ecological footprint and create a closer connection between building and site.

“Concrete isn’t evil; it’s just abused”


Asgeir has been visiting some allotment gardens in Gothenburg. The one’s that have small cottages are called KolonitrĂ€dgĂ„rdar. The oldest gardens here in Gothenburg are from the beginning of the 20th century. The idea was that it should be possible to enjoy nature in a summer cabin even within the city, especially if you lived in an apartment without a private garden.