A bespoke modernist house crafted with the sand and clay from the site. The result is a building with very low embodied carbon and walls that have very high thermal capacity.
The earth villa was one of 6 identical villas arranged on a suburban site that was characterised by semi mature fruit trees. The aim of the project was to create a small micro community that could share resources and live close to the city but surrounded by nature
We were looking for something special and different from the main stream, We didn't want the same cookie cutter approach we had found elsewhere. The team at COLE took us through the design process and delivered far beyond our initial expectations and we could not be more happy with the results.
— Jean Hicks
People comment about the building when they visit, They love the way it fuses the old with the new. I love the way the light comes through the spaces in the morning it does not fail to make me smile
— Chris Stanworth