A selection of project drawings 2021

Having received the required approvals, the owner builder Simon and his cousin, a professional contractor - Justin Poggen - have started with the construction of House Klipspringer. while Aubrie Visagie the consulting engineer has conducted his site inspection.

Located in Wild Rivers Estate in Mpumalanga, it promises to be a groundbreaking modern eco-construction for the area.

We have selected some of the drawings of this project to share.
It is located just downstream of the confluence of the Olifants and Blyde rivers, situated on a rocky piece of bushveld type ground with stunning south-facing river and Blyde River canyon mountain views.
The design nestles the house between the rocks and trees, taking full advantage of its gorgeous views while providing well-shaded spaces and lots of protected outdoor and open plan living.

It's hot up there, so the design responds with materials like exposed rammed earth, earthen floors, and planted roofs.

The design also utilizes post and beam-exposed trusses with pole rafters. There are vented openings against the timber whitewashed timber boarded ceilings to illuminate the roof spaces with natural light and allow for passive cooling with stack effect ventilation.

The forms of the main living space rise to the views, providing a sheltering u-shaped courtyard and then hunker down again to shade the bedroom wings on either side for a more bush lodge-like appearance.

The design also utilizes post and beam exposed trusses with pole rafters. There are vented openings against the timber whitewashed timber boarded ceilings to illuminate the roof spaces with natural light and allow for passive cooling with stack effect ventilation.

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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