The Link House in Centurion, South Africa, was conceived by Pretoria-based architect studio Strey Architects as an energy-efficient “contemporary farmhouse”; the client’s brief required the home to have a feeling of openness, an exquisite sense of privacy, and the lowest possible impact on the environment while still being functional.
We asked Friedrich Strey about his three top reasons for selecting Modulo, permanent formwork for ventilated foundations, as the Green alternative to standard raft systems and if you are a Modulo- fundis, these might be your top reasons too:
- Modulo’s performance on dolomitic sites, known to be prevalent in the area, allowed to dramatically minimise the risk of cracks forming through the foundation to the walls, where sink holes could occur in the ground. In fact, the foundations spread the walls loads evenly over a larger surface of the site rather than it being a point load
- Time-saving factor for formwork installation and casting
- Floor insulation and R Value, in line with the low energy footprint designed for the house.
Geoplast SA is proud to have contributed to this exceptional project with solid, healthy and green foundations. Read the review on VISI here or speak to the Geoplast SA team.