Eco friendly material used to build Hout Bay guest cottage

Eco friendly material used to build Hout Bay guest cottage

The CUBE in Hout Bay.

Set amongst tropical plants in a leafy avenue in Hout Bay is a cleverly designed eco friendly guest cottage, the CUBE, designed by architects Pietro Russo and Mirko of Ecomo Homes and Em.Ty Spaces.

The brief to the architects by the owners of the main house higher up on the sloping property, was to create a sophisticated and stylish green guest cottage. They wanted to ensure a feeling of luxury where guests could enjoy world class day to day functionality.

The architectes opted to build the exterior walls out of MagnaBoards, magnesium oxide boards that are now favoured by leading architects who specify sustainable building materials.

The open plan timber frame home has a modern, uncluttered lounge dining room and kitchen and one bedroom with a designer en suite bathroom. Floor to ceiling exterior wooden shutters provide security and protection from the elements, and a stylish deck opens off the bedroom.

Dave Lindup, chief executive of Magnastruct, the distributor of MagnaBoards, says one of the advantages of building with Magnaboards is the speed of construction.

“The CUBE project took less than 10 weeks to complete,” says Lindup.

Other advantages of the product include superior insulation properties, and above average fire resistance.

Call Dave  Lindup on 021 531 2145.