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Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2011, the home-study of the Clay teacher Martin Rauch is a steep hillside property in the city in Schlins, Vorarlberg, Austria. The monolith was designed by Zurich-based architects Boltshauser Architekten.
Called ‘Neubau Lehmhaus Rauch‘, Floors, ceilings, walls, plaster, tile and sink of this family residence still have up to 85 percent clay, and the client wanted a green building, only natural materials.
The excavation of the soil is sifted 00-30 mm and with different processing techniques used in the ‘house of clay’ process again. During construction, no films or foam gaskets, insulation materials and is only renewable wind seals made of clay.