Rammed Earth Block by Watershed Materials

One of the most innovative developments in rammed earth technology has been the successful development of a mass-produced rammed earth masonry unit called Watershed Block

With the co-founding of Watershed Materials in 2011, David Easton has continued his legacy of modernizing the science of building with earth. Watershed Materials' mission is to reduce the use of cement in structural masonry. To achieve this goal, David and his team of co-founders at Watershed Materials apply decades of experience with rammed earth to the production of low cement masonry made with locally sourced soils. Rammed earth in a block. Dependable, structural, sustainable, and beautiful. Find out more at the Watershed Materials website.

 

Watershed Block coming off the production line in the pilot factory in Napa, California. Watershed Block are the same size and offer the same structural characteristics of a traditional concrete block while using half the cement and using recycled material in place of virgin mined rock. Find out more at the Watershed Materials website.

Watershed Block coming off the production line in the pilot factory in Napa, California. Watershed Block are the same size and offer the same structural characteristics of a traditional concrete block while using half the cement and using recycled material in place of virgin mined rock. Find out more at the Watershed Materials website.

Bronze anodized window frames, black Cesarstone contertops, natural birch cabinets and Watershed Blocks. Lighted from above as they are here, the color variations in each individual block reveal the minerality of their composition. Find out more at the Watershed Materials website.

Bronze anodized window frames, black Cesarstone contertops, natural birch cabinets and Watershed Blocks. Lighted from above as they are here, the color variations in each individual block reveal the minerality of their composition. Find out more at the Watershed Materials website.

A soldier course of eight inch blocks with a white linen club chair and hand woven Odegard rug. Just as natural rock is made up of a million individual grains of quartz, feldspar, and trace elements, Watershed Blocks celebrate their unique composition. Unlike uniform concrete blocks, made of cement and dye, no two Watershed Blocks are exactly the same. Find out more at the Watershed Materials website.

A soldier course of eight inch blocks with a white linen club chair and hand woven Odegard rug. Just as natural rock is made up of a million individual grains of quartz, feldspar, and trace elements, Watershed Blocks celebrate their unique composition. Unlike uniform concrete blocks, made of cement and dye, no two Watershed Blocks are exactly the same. Find out more at the Watershed Materials website.

A view of the demonstration house from the backyard showing the transparent living room and redwood deck that bridge the watercourse between two volumes of block anchored eight feet into the earth. Juliet Hsu, Architect. Find out more at the Watershed Materials website.

A view of the demonstration house from the backyard showing the transparent living room and redwood deck that bridge the watercourse between two volumes of block anchored eight feet into the earth. Juliet Hsu, Architect. Find out more at the Watershed Materials website.