WELCOME TO ECO DESIGN ARCHITECTS

Eco Design – Architects & Consultants  is an architectural practice which specializes in ecological friendly green building and consulting. Established in 1998 by Andy Horn, the practice has been at the forefront of the green building movement in South Africa and has won a number of international awards in the field of sustainable design.

Eco Design’s cutting edge sustainable solutions have been widely published both locally and internationally and have earned them the 2004 Sustainable Building Best Practice award for Residential Projects in the Africa Region  and the Silver Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction in Africa and the Middle East 2005.
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Moon Phase Harvesting of "Moon wood" Timber for South Africa

Times & dates for Harvesting of Construction timber in 2020:

- MARCH: Saturday 21st from 11:45am - until Tuesday 24th 11:15am*
- APRIL:  Monday 20th from 4:45am - until Thursday 23rd 04:15am*
- MAY: Tuesday 19th at 19:45pm - until Friday 22nd 19:30am*
- JUNE: Thursday 18th at 8:45am - until Saturday 20th 11:30pm


*Note: We have given the actual time of the new moon plus min 15 minutes cut off time, before and after respectively for South African Standard Time (SAST).

*Note: For other regions in the Southern Hemisphere minus 2 hours to get to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and apply your local conversion

*Updated 24/01/2020

Please continue reading for more information about the MOON PHASE HARVESTING of timber

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Nieuwoudtville Award

Eco Design Architects was awarded the Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction 2005 & took silver in the Africa and Middle East Region for their designs for the Nieuwoudtville Caravan Site Upgrade

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"E-WIRE" lights by Andy Horn

The Eco Design lighting range is made from local or recycled materials. Standing Floor Lamps, Desk Lamps, Pendant Lights and Chandeliers are available. The lamp stands are from locally moon phase harvested alien timber. Recycled car parts are used as bases. Various paper shades & low energy LED light bulbs provide good lighting and create a beautiful atmosphere.

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Eco Design is also specialized in dome construction. A couple of dome structures have been built. Click below to view images

Project 1

Project 2

We offer a number of construction & info manuals on our website on natural building technologies which specifically refer to the South African context. The info manual "A LIME DUNG PLASTER RECIPE" has recently been added to the collection.   Click here for more information.

All our manuals are also now available as E-Book downloads. Click here for the E-Books.