Gallery: Raymond Smith’s Cool Modern Barnhouses Spurn Ailing South Afri...

Barnhouses have come a long way with Raymond Smith’s cool new conceptual design. Planned for rural areas in the Western Cape, these double pitched-roof homes will be low maintenance, self-sustaining units with a lower than normal carbon footprint. By integrating a series of passive design elements and renewable energy sources, this hugely talented architect ensures his houses have little use for South Africa’s unstable national grid.

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  1. Clive Snyders February 18, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    How much will it cost to build

  2. Tafline Laylin March 3, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I agree John. I like that it need not rely on South Africa’s coal-guzzling grid!

  3. Capelight March 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Love the proportions of this structure and the eco friendly ideas. Practical energy saving concepts is the way to go for the future.

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