Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture is an award winning RIBA Chartered Practice with more than two decades of design experience.

Construction underway for new house in Kenya

September 2016

Construction on a new house in Kenya is well underway and is due to complete toward the end of the year. The two-storey house, located on Takangu Creek, uses local materials such as un-faced coral blocks and traditional building techniques, replicating the simplicity of traditional village houses. The building is off the grid, powered solely by renewable energy. The house will be embedded within an indigenous natural landscape, with low maintenance trees and shrubs providing a protected wildlife corridor for protected wildlife such as suni antelope, sunbirds, elephant shrew and Skyes’ monkeys.