A00 Moving Earth in China: SIREWALL is a powerful icon for local sustainability in China

A00 Moving Earth in China: SIREWALL is a powerful icon for local sustainability in China
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Client: Sirewall (www.sirewall.com)A00 Architecture, a Shanghai-based design firm, aims to incorporate base materials and barely finished architectural design that ties us back to our natural environments. A00 was attracted to rammed earth since inorganic materials are low in embodied energy, plus the finished walls, resembling sedimentary stone, have natural beauty plus minimal waste in the construction stream. SIREWALL's insulated rammed earth is particularly appealing since China has few natural resources coupled with growing energy demands. SIREWALL represents a sustainable alternative to hundreds of thousands of low rise buildings being constructed throughout China.