Status: Completed 2012
Location: Simbithi Eco-Estate, Ballito, Kwa-Zulu Natal
The topography of this site set a real challenge in meeting the clients’ requirements to provide a practical, eco-friendly family home with Living areas leading onto a lawned area where their two small children could step off a deck and play. In achieving these criteria, through the effective design of a winding but still practical driveway; the lush indigenous bush that grows in the 100 year flood plane at the bottom of their garden relates directly to the living areas creating a real sense of living at one with nature. This home encompasses all the elements synonymous with the Simbithi Eco – Estate not only in the use of natural building materials but also insofar as the use of a highly effective rainwater harvesting system and solar panels.