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It is a barn, a grain silo & a home from eco-architect Friedrich Strey

It is a barn, a grain silo & a home from eco-architect Friedrich Strey

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It is a barn, a grain silo & a home from eco-architect Friedrich Strey

When architect Friedrich Strey built tonight’s family home, it was a grand experiment in green design, alternative methods, up-skilling untrained people, doing it affordably and in an upmarket gated estate.

Born in Bloemfontein, Friedrich studied in Pretoria and it’s here that he’s had such an impact on his profession. This home practices many of his ideas on sustainable design – the same ones on which he lectures the young architects of tomorrow.

It is a barn, a grain silo & a home from eco-architect Friedrich Strey

In positioning a house, Friedrich uses a camping example. When pitching a tent, you want it out of the sun most of the day, where it won’t flood when it rains, where the wind blows favourably…and the setting is magical.

It is a barn, a grain silo & a home from eco-architect Friedrich Strey

The silo is built from reclaimed-brick and leads down to the heart and circulation system of this water-wise design.
The silo is a mood space; so different an environment that it’s an ideal way to transition from work to home. 

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