Rammed Earth And Timber Feature Throughout This Australian House

Robson Rak Architects and Interior Designers have recently completed the Layer House, a home in Victoria, Australia, built using rammed earth and timber.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

 

Robson Rak Architects and Interior Designers have recently completed the Layer House, a home in Victoria, Australia, built using rammed earth and timber.

 

Robson Rak Architects and Interior Designers have recently completed the Layer House, a home in Victoria, Australia, built using rammed earth and timber.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Local materials and techniques were used when building the home, with the sand component of the rammed earth being locally sourced and built by local artisans.


Local materials and techniques were used when building this modern house, with the sand component of the rammed earth walls being locally sourced and built by local artisans.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Heading inside the home, you can see the rammed earth walls throughout, like in the study that’s located off the main entrance hallway. Large windows provide views of the garden outside, while on the opposite wall, a black built-in bookshelf is surrounded by dark wood.


This modern study, that's located off the main entrance hallway, has large windows that provide views of the garden outside, while on the opposite wall, a black built-in bookshelf is surrounded by dark wood.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Around the corner from the study is a bedroom. It too looks out to the garden and a wall of dark cabinetry lines the wall. Shelving above the bed provides a place to store favorite books and decorative elements.


This modern bedroom is tucked around the corner from the study. It looks out to the garden and a wall of dark cabinetry lines the wall. Shelving above the bed provides a place to store favorite books and decorative elements.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Tucked in behind the bedroom is an ensuite bathroom. A skylight and louver windows provide natural light, and the large round mirror reflects the light throughout the space.


This modern ensuite features a skylight and louver windows that provide natural light, while the large round mirror helps to reflect the light throughout the space.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

On the other side of the entrance hallway is the main living area that’s home to the living room, dining room and kitchen.


This modern house has a large main living area that's home to the living room, dining room and kitchen. A sloped roof and skylights add plenty of natural light to the room.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

The living room is focused on a fireplace, while the dark blue couch is adds a touch of color to the interior. Black framed aluminium doors and windows fill the open room with plenty of natural light.


This modern living room is focused on a fireplace, while the dark blue couch is adds a touch of color to the interior. Black framed aluminium doors and windows fill the open room with plenty of natural light.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Next to one of the windows is a built-in window seat with a wall light, allowing for nighttime reading.


This black framed window has a built-in window seat with a wall light, allowing for nighttime reading.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Also in the living area is a large black bookshelf with dark wood, similar to the bookshelf in the study.


This modern living room has a light colored concrete floor, a dark blue couch and a large black bookshelf with dark wood.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Next to the living area is the kitchen. A large green-tiled island adds a pop of color and helps to connect the landscaping with the interiors. Light wood cabinets run along the wall with open shelves flanking each side of the exhaust fan.


In this modern kitchen, a large, green tiled island adds a pop of color and helps to connect the landscaping with the interiors. Light wood cabinets run along the wall with open shelves flanking each side of the exhaust fan.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

On the other end of the kitchen cabinets is a small built-in desk. A large sliding door opens to reveal a small patio area.


At the end of these modern light wood kitchen cabinets is a small built-in desk. A large sliding door opens to reveal a small patio area.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

At the other end of the kitchen is the dining area. A bar area with a sink matches the kitchen cabinets, and the light wood dining set and pale concrete floor helps to keep the interior bright.


This modern dining area features a bar with a sink that matches the kitchen cabinets, and the light wood dining set and pale concrete floor helps to keep the interior bright.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Through the sliding doors next to the living and dining area is a large partially covered outdoor terrace. Wood has been used for the flooring and the ceiling, while built-in elements like an outdoor bbq area and bench seating have been added.


This modern Australian house has a large partially covered outdoor terrace. Wood has been used for the flooring and the ceiling, while built-in elements like an outdoor bbq area and bench seating have been added.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Next to the terrace and alongside the back wall of the garage is a built-in bench, wall hooks and an outdoor shower.


Located along the back wall of this modern garage is a built-in bench, wall hooks and an outdoor shower.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

The terrace also provides views and access to the landscaped backyard, where rusted steel as been used as a decorative element.


This modern landscaped backyard uses rusted steel pipes as decorative planters.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Here you can see the two main building materials of the house, the rammed earth for the walls, and the timber used for the overhanging roof.


The two main building materials of this modern house are rammed earth for the walls, and timber used for the overhanging roof.

Photography by Shannon McGrath. Styling by Swee Lim.

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