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Wolwekloof Academy Straw Bale Construction
Hidden away in the scenic mountains near Ceres a group of builders and architects are building the Wolwekloof Academy using sandstone, poles, thatch, earth brick, cob and straw bales.

Architect Andy Horn spent two days sharing his knowledge of straw bale building with 12 men and women from the area who then assisted him in building one of the chalets in clay dipped straw bale. Download the PDF of this article of the Cape Argus (Please note that this is a large document and may take time to download - 1,3 MB)

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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Mamre Revitalization Project is an initiative by the City of Cape Town to promote the preservation and restoration of Mamre’s rich heritage resources, while helping to alleviate poverty and promote skills transfer. Eco Design Architects have been appointed by the city to assist the community with this project. Click here for more info or go to Mamre Revitalization Project Website