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Built Area: 1100 sqm         

Location: Constantia, Cape Town        

Status:  Completed 2010    Photography: Jade Maxwell-Newton

Project in cooperation with landscape architect John Baret. Private residence of about 1000 sqm built on a plot of 9 acres. Rectangular main building material clay, limestone from the East Coast and method rustic wooden frame - English 13th-century style with wooden members only. Home capable of producing about 2.5 KW\p\h on using photovoltaic cell - voltaic system, heat-pump and heating system - steam warming system is the sub - floor, heated pool and shower. cellar energy storage with batteries gel-based environmentally friendly.

  • This residential Green start building set to be a landmark in upmarket urban living with “green” consciousness

  • Central heating systems

  • Waste water management for irrigation and gas production

  • Passive cooling through mechanized louver systems

  • Heated bio pool

  • Full spa facilities

  • LED lighting technology with option for house automation and wired/wireless communication

  • Recycled bricks and timber

  • A full timber frame house incorporating only mortice and tennon joints



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