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Earthy energy-smart home maintains a minimal eco-footprint in the South African bush

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 15, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Mar 14, 2016

Located just outside Pretoria, the 705-square-meter House Mouton is set on a 1-hectare bushveld plot near the ecologically sensitive Roodeplaat Nature Reserve. To minimize its appearance on the landscape, the dwelling is split into four separate but linked single-story pavilions—for living, sleeping, services, and guests—carefully set between existing acacia thorn trees. The areas in between the pavilions have been turned into outdoor courtyards. The shed-like pavilions are built from...






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