Sustainability is a strand that runs through all projects - with specific emphasis on low-tech and passive climatic design principles as a means of achieving a comfortable sustainable environment - refer WITS SCEM; Sun1 Newcastle

Research into the application of passive design to homes in different climatic zones in South Africa integrating design and technology  was published in  a chapter on Passive Sustainable Design in South Africa

 We have also explored and experimented with new and alternative building technologies. 

  • Rammed Earth -
    • We participated in a workshop on rammed earth building and subsequently designed a house on rural outskirts of Pretoria in rammed earth - House Mokoena. This was  designed and detailed with the assistance of an engineer experienced in rammed earth
    • We experimented with physically building in rammed earth in a small extension to our offices.
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