Housing restoration between dividing rammed earth wall
PROJECTS I ARCHITECTURE
Work: Housing restoration between dividing rammed earth wall
Developer: Dolors Tehas Capell
Architect: Maite Sainz de la Maza Benet. Fetdeterra
Engineering geologist: Macari de Torres. Fetdeterra
Date and location: Under construction. Torregrossa
The construction to be restored is comprised of the union of two buildings clearly delimited and separated by rammed earth walls, with thicknesses of 60/70 cm and 10 meters of height at the highest point. For the restoration work, we carried out an analysis of the constructive and structural system, together with the pathologies presented by the building, identifying the causes to rectify or eliminate them. We could verify how the deterioration of the earth walls was only a superficial pathology, which we rehabilitated and restored conserving all the properties of the earth, using compatible materials and guaranteeing the uniformity of the material in the whole wall. We used Tapialblock SC in the areas where there had been a considerable loss of material and we lined the walls with lime base mortar.