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What is green  or eco - friendly architecture?

Green architecture is not a style, trend or a vernacular. Neither is it new. It is a climatically, geographically and culturally appropriate way of architecture and building. It combines the best of both old and new technology. Green Architecture treads lightly on this planet and respects and cares for the Earth in a sustainable manner.

The key benefits are:

  • Reduced operating-costs for buildings and their landscapes.
  • Improved occupancy rates.
  • Improved health and productivity for building inhabitants.
  • Higher property values.
  • Low environmental impact.
  • Sustainable development.

In our “Manifesto For Green Architecture” 6 broad principles for a greener approach to architecture are proposed.
Click here for more info on the Manifesto.

 

 

"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.

Click here for more info & prices.

 

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.