The Ecomo Home / Pietro Russo

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Architect: Pietro Russo – Ecomo
Location: Franschhoek,
Client: Acacia
Contractor: Tim Wolf –
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Pietro Russo

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plan layout
plan layout

The ecomo home is a compact home designed for modern, simple living in collaboration with nature. The design is based on basic sustainable, green design principles. The ecomo home offers a low-maintenance, modern, well-designed green housing alternative.

The ecomo home is a predesigned, prefabricated, customised home, offering numerous options in layout, size and finish. These custom designs allow unique solutions for unique sites and are sustainable, thoughtfully designed, modular systems built.

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The ecomo home concept consists of three units:

  1. Sleep
  2. Play
  3. Live

These three elements can be arranged to the client’s need or some of these elements can simply be added at a later stage. This offers a big freedom to simply increase the size of the house when needed.

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