by: John Hayden
Vessel explores the potential of rammed earth as a sustainable alternative to traditional building and manufacturing materials. The project investigates various factors such as moisture ratios, compaction time, and intensity of subsoil, as well as alternative stabilizers to cement. In addition, the project tests the use of a furnace combined with glazing to increase the durability of the rammed earth. Vessel is an ongoing material experiment with the goal of finding innovative ways to utilize rammed earth and contribute to sustainable design practices.