Rammed Earth N51 is a sixty-foot-long freestanding rammed earth wall conceived of and designed by MIT Master of Architecture candidate Joe Dahmen. The wall was built on the MIT campus by a team of students and staff at MIT during the summer of 2005.

The project combines research on historical and contemporary rammed earth methods with material research undertaken in the geotechnical laboratory at MIT. The prototype wall reclaims a neglected outdoor space for the MIT School of Architecture and Planning while providing evidence about the aesthetics and longevity of rammed earth in New England.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR / DESIGNER Joe Dahmen, MIT Master of Architecture 2006
PROJECT TEAM Teagan Andres, Charles Mathis, Omar Rabie, and Shuji Suzumori
ADVISOR John Ochsendorf, MIT Assistant Professor of Building Technology

PROJECT SPONSORS Boston Society of Architects, Architectural League of New York, Sasaki Associates, Inc., MIT School of Architecture and Planning, MIT Council for the Arts, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Edgerton Center, MIT, Schlossman Research Fellowship, MIT Graduate Students Office, MIT Police, MIT Chancellor's Office

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