earth and timber home
Merging natural building materials and sustainable practices produced a home constructed from rammed earth, lime and local timbers.  

This environmentally conscious home is beautifully situated in the picturesque Lowveld region, blending harmoniously with its natural surroundings. It incorporates cutting-edge technologies and designs that not only minimise its environmental footprint, but also optimise energy efficiency. 

Sustainable design 

Homeowners, Simon and Jordana Morgan, were fuelled by their deep appreciation for the awe-inspiring landscapes, abundant wildlife and untouched habitats of the Lowveld. They were determined to create a sanctuary that coexists harmoniously with its surroundings. The result is a skilful integration of indoor and outdoor spaces that establish a symbiotic relationship between the house and its environment. 

Prioritizing Environmental Consciousness  

earth and timber home

ProNature’s breathable indoor and outdoor wood and floor coatings both enhance and protect the natural beauty of the natural timber.

A pioneer in sustainable architecture, Andy Horn of Eco Design Architects, spearheaded the construction of the striking rammed earth walls and prominent timber structures. These serve as integral elements in the overall architecture of the house.  

Sustainability was a top priority, with locally sourced timber species carefully selected and naturally treated with boron for exceptional durability and resistance against decay. 

Blending nature with opacity 

ProNature’s breathable indoor and outdoor wood, wall and floor coatings are applied to all surfaces to both enhance and protect the natural beauty of these building materials. The use of transparent and opaque finishes, made from natural ingredients and mineral pigments, creates a perfect blend of earthy elements and modern colour tones within this home. 

The earthy hues of the stabilised rammed earth walls, earthen floors and eucalyptus timber structure beautifully contrast with the sleek lime-plastered internal brickwork walls. This juxtaposition of natural elements and smooth finishes creates a visually captivating and harmonious aesthetic throughout the space. 

Collaboration 

Through the collaboration between Eco Design Architects and Assegai Services, the Morgans’ dream was transformed into reality. Drawing on their expertise, these professionals brought together their collective talents to create an extraordinary outcome.  

 

The use of transparent and opaque finishes, made from natural ingredients and mineral pigments, creates a perfect blend of earthy elements and modern colour tones in this home. 

 

For more information, contact ProNature: 

Tel: +27 21 566 1238 

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