The rammed earth piece is a result of milling a computer-generated 3-D surface and using it as a side to the formwork, which is traditionally simply flat planes.  The result is a 3’x3’x8” piece of rammed earth. My thesis involves rammed earth as a connection between the food process and our relationship to the earth.  As a regional response to my site being in Silicon Valley, adding an element of digital technology touches on the present societal conditions and indeed provides an interesting interplay of raw material (earth) to our modern world through not direct interaction with digitized design, but rather traces experienced within the earth itself. First, I developed a form that is clearly only possible through digital work.  CLICK for more