International Examples of Sustainable Construction

PROJECT SUMMARY

Low-impact environmentally-responsive house

In the harsh climate of the Cape coast, this Low impact environmentally responsive house works with, not against, the elements. Its light, open frame-like structure blurs the boundaries between inner and outer space.

An emphasis on resource conservation and recycling ensures independence from public utility networks – a direct response to climate and context.

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“A resource-conserving and spatially-inspiring dwelling” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Sustainable construction projects applauded across Africa Middle East
 
Project Entry 2008 for Africa Middle East
Project Details
Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Prizes
Holcim Awards
Acknowledgement prize 2008
Africa Middle East
Authors
Jessica Tami  Cohen
MAIN AUTHOR
Jessica Tami Cohen
Architecture co-op, South Africa
Andrew Justin  Cooke
FURTHER AUTHORS
Andrew Justin Cooke
Architecture co-op, South Africa