The project is a unique combination of expertise, use of ecological materials and modern processing methods, steered by a team consisting of seasoned experts and young researchers.

We are a team of people who know what they are doing and they do it with enthusiasm. We believe that we are able to find the optimal solution for wood constructions in South Africa and thus awake a general interest in pleasant and ecological housing.

During the next three years we will measure temperatures and humidity in the solid wood construction and observe how the materials react to the South African climate. We will work with different wall compositions to find out which one is ideal for South African weather conditions.


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The project can take place thanks to our partners, we are very proud to have in our team experts from leading European companies as well as smaller family-owned businesses. 

The Hout Bay House is owned and the research coordinated by the company Herrmann & Vogel South Africa

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and get more information about used materials, research team and methods.