Personnal project

Witklipfontein Eco Lodge is a personal project that I’ve been woking on, for four years, in collaboration with my brother Xavier Huyberechts and his company GLH Architects. The idea was to build an eco lodge made out of soil, with revised hold vernacular building technics, in a contemporary minimalistic design. Our aim was to demonstrate that we can build contemporary and comfortable houses in a more sustainable way. 

Hints:
– Low carbon footprint
– Less machinery and more humain power on building process
– Self temperature regulating with thermal mass design
– Reuse of discarded materials
– 100% off the grid
– Reduced Chemicals
– Reduced visual impact on the landscape
– 0% concrete

In charge of the:
Рdesign and earth building technics implementation 
– plans from site survey to execution details
– all building process and site management
– team management
– equipment maintenance
– accounting
– lodge management and marketing

TV show - The green house effect

Architecture Awards

GIFA AWARD

President Award

2019
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SAPOA

Award for Innovation
Excellence

2019
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GIFA AWARD

Award of Excellence

2019
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AFRISAM

Innovation Award for Sustainable construction

2019

Publications

COLLABORATIONS

Bureau d’Architecture Marc Corbiau / 2009-2014¬†
High end residential.
In charge: From design to execution and site inspection.
Marc Corbiau’s book assistant & photographer.

Art&Architecture / 2007-2008 
High end residential.
In charge: From design to execution planning, 3d rendering and website management.

GLH Architects / 2006-2007
Commercial buildings.
In charge: Design, 3d rendering and website management.