Tag Archives: Sustainability

Vele Secondary School

Vele Secondary School

Vele Secondary School

This formerly dilapidated school in rural South Africa was transformed through community engagement, using passive low energy design principles, to create a sustainable, place specific learning environment.

Chipata Hospice

ELstudio and Blok Kats van Veen Architects were tasked by Foundation Chipata with designing a hospice that would not only relieve some of the distress of caring for the terminally ill, but also introduce a low cost and solution that could be easily replicated at low cost. elstudio_chipata_01

Banyan Tree Resort

The masterplan is for a discreet and environmentally intelligent architecture that blends harmoniously with the lush and extensive landscape. Green fingers of lush vegetation extend down towards the sea, with a series of contemporary buildings inserted amid tropical plantings to create an architecture that at once responds to the contours of the landscape and recedes into the green totality.
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