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Martin Rauch is an Austrian ceramist who chose to work as a builder. He realizes many and very interesting projects in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. He has specialized in rammed earth: a technique which compacts earth in wide form-works with the help of wooden or pneumatic paddle. In this short movie he presents his own house and the house of his sister. The two buildings are situated in Voralberg, an Austrian region.
Martin shares about rammed earth: “This is an extremely old building technique which, although it looks easy at first glance, actually requires a lot of practical knowledge and specific skills. I still learn every day after 25 years of practice…
Martin is a world renowned specialist and pioneer in the modern application of rammed earth in Europe.