Gallery: 6 Great Green Designs that Put South Africa on the Map

Last, but certainly not least, House Abo is another contemporary design that reveals an intimate knowledge of the most up to date passive solar design techniques. Designed by Nico van der Meulen Architects, the energy efficient house wrapped in glass features a series of pools and water features that create not only a wonderful place of leisure, but also a comfortable microclimate to counter the country's steamy summers. There are many other South African designers who are worth mentioning in this post, but suffice to say, they've got game, and they are eco-sensitive to boot!

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