David Quick, Post & Courier journalist, writes about April and Root Down Designs, Natural Building, Cob Oven Workshops, and more! "Architect Teaching Locals About Building With Earthen Materials by Holding Cob Oven Workshops." May 2015
The Last Straw Journal features April & Root Down Designs on the FRONT PAGE of their Spring 2015 issue! The image features April on her cob bench at her South Carolina home. Read the article by clicking the image above.
Natural Building involves a range of building systems and materials that place major emphasis on sustainability, and materials with a low embodied energy. When built properly, these techniques can last hundreds, if not thousands of years. (click the icon to read more)
Root Down Designs specializes in custom design, whether you are looking to build your future custom home, are wanting to do a simple and affordable addition or renovation, are wanting to build with an Alternative Building Method, or are just wanting to explore your potential options, we can help. With a vast experience in many different project types, we can help to design and capture your vision, from modern/contemporary to rustic or traditional. We can explore 'creative re-use' of materials, Passive Solar design, and other smart & sustainable design solutions.