We pioneer the development of Sustainable Technologies and Green Urban Design. As a practice we combine architecture, urban design and engineering to explore sustainable design solutions that contribute to societies future development.
We have designed four ground breaking projects in Kigali and have been instrumental in informing good practice neighbourhood design and tackling the problems of providing lower cost housing. We have for the first time integrated green renewable and infrastructural strategies from neighbourhoods of over 400 dwellings to a city scale. We combine this with an understanding through research of Rwandan traditional cherished space making and cultural iconography. Some of our recent award winning work also explores incremental housing solutions.
Light Earth Designs is committed to designing, engineering and implementing sustainable and locally made building solutions. We have developed an innovative and award winning thin shell vaulting technology – a fusion of advanced structural analysis, architectural design with labour intensive, locally sourced material production offering a much needed solution to building sustainably in the developing world context. We have pioneered vaulting using locally made air dried hand pressed soil tiles, produced using local labour and is the only practice to date to successfully use this technology.