ApplicationsDecking, solar shading, pergola, garage door, external cladding
CharacteristicsDimensionally stable, resistant to high temperatures, durable, weather resistant
Anthrop Architects, established in 2013, specializes in the commercial, social development and residential sectors of the built environment. They work with an integrated approach that incorporates traditional design skills, plus all of the new design-related skills needed to respond to the complexities and challenges of the present and the future.
The name, Anthrop, describes the company’s design philosophy, and is derived from the Greek word ánthrōpos, meaning human being. Since the vision of Anthrop Architects is to be the leader in sustainable design principles and improving quality of life, Lunawood Thermowood products are the perfect match for their design.
To get inspiration for his designs, Anthrop director Leon considers all the aspects that are characteristic to the building’s location, and what make that site unique. These elements form a unique South African vernacular from which he draws inspiration, with design elements such as large ‘stoep’ areas and roof overhangs as a traditional response to the Highveld climate.
The South African market is still very conservative in terms of timber design, and it features a construction industry with lots of unskilled labour. It is therefore very important to work closely together with the construction team and to develop specific details suitable to the local industry.
‘When we choose materials for our designs, we tend to support local goods suppliers. If we choose to use international products from overseas, they need to be of excellent quality and work well in the harsh UV exposure and climate conditions of South Africa,’ Leon explains.
Lunawood Thermowood is an ideal choice due to its outstanding sustainability factors and life cycle factors. ‘Thermowood products are something that the industry in South Africa has desperately needed. It is a much-needed product for reducing life cycle costs as it is a virtually maintenance-free and a highly durable solution. Thermowood products enable creative design in those projects where, due to the price and properties required of the product, the use of wood would not have been possible before,’ Leon states.
Lunawood Thermowood in a Private Residence in Pretoria
Lunawood Thermowood was chosen for the decking, solar shade screens and pergola roofing due to its beautiful brown color and dimensional stability. In addition Lunawood was available in various different profiles and decking with hidden clip system.
- Luna Deck 2 Profix 2 26×92
- Luna Parallelogram SSS 20×92
- Luna SHP 26×92, 26×117, 26×140
- Luna SHP 19×92
Lunawood Thermowood in a Serengeti Estate
Lunawood Thermowood is featured in Serengeti Estate as it is sustainable luxus with smooth plained surface. Thermally modified Nordic pine performs best in any climates, including in hot South Africa.
- Luna SHP 26×92, 26×117, 26×140
Lunawood Thermowood in a Modern Villa in Roodeplaat
This modern villa located in Sable Hills Estate, South Africa, is a perfect demonstration of the use of Lunawood Thermowood claddings in garage door. Thermal modification makes sure that the final product is lightweight and thus there are multiple application options like in this villa.
- Luna UTV 19×117