Davidson earth berm house
Earth berm, rammed earth and Rapidwall house
Building and systems choices by Davidson family informed by this practice.
advanced construction 2004
embodies climate responsive design, solar hws, rain water, clerestory, ventilated pantry, Mini-hydro power system grid connected, solar floor heating cycle system,
The land is a high lying steep sided gully facing metropolitan Adelaide in the Hills Face.
The building layout features the house set back into the rock hillside strata with multiple waterproofing layers including a rear services void tunnel with weep drain.
Concrete floors have solar water heated space heating loops fitted.
Construction is concrete on ground and suspended floors, and retaining walls. Rammed earth exterior main walls, Rapidwall (gypsum and glass reinforcement) hollow panels internally, insulated where exposed, sand filled internal.
Passive ventilation pipes for void tunnel, and pantry.