Martin Rauch (Lehm Ton Erde Baukunst)
Over the course of three decades of research into theory and practice, Martin Rauch (b. 1958, Austria) has elevated traditional rammed earth techniques to a new level – both in terms of aesthetics and technology. As a leader in his field he has designed, planned and realized numerous domestic and international projects. His work has been widely published and he has received a number of awards such as the Plischke Award, a Holcim Regional Award – Bronze and a Fassa Bortolo Award. Since 2010 Rauch has held a UNESCO honorary professorship Chair of Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures, and Sustainable Development. He is currently teaching design studio courses at the ETH Zurich.
Anna Heringer (b. 1977, Germany) is an architect and honorary professor of the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures, and Sustainable Development. Her diploma work, the METI School, won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007. Since then Heringer has realized further projects in Asia, Africa, and Europe. She has been a visiting professor and teaching design courses at universities in Stuttgart, Linz, TU Vienna, the ETH Zurich and TU Munich. She has received numerous honors, including the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard’s GSD, the AR Emerging Architecture Award (twice) and a RIBA International Fellowship.
Main projects Lehm Ton Erde:
– Haus Rauch, Architecture: Roger Boltshauser and Martin Rauch
– Ricola Kräuterzentrum (Herb Center), Architecture: Herzog & de Meuron, Facade planning
Main projects Anna Heringer:
– METI school, Bangladesh
– DESI Centre, Bangladesh
– Bamboo Hostels, China
– Kindergarten, Zimbabwe
– Didi Textiles
– Omicron Monolith
– Teaching Centre, Morocco
Project selected for Archmarathon: Omicron living rooms