The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is once again at the forefront of innovation and technology with “Green Architecture”. Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), Mr Ken Stucke is the winner of this year’s Eco-Innovation award at the Enviropedia Eco-Logic Awards, held at the Cradle of Humankind.
The Eco-Innovation award, sponsored by Standard Bank, was awarded for Mr Stuke’s design of House Jones in Hurlingham – a low-energy “Island Home” that is well integrated into its environment and able to provide for its own servicing needs.
The Eco-Logic Awards have been created to enable both individual and company consumers to participate in looking after our planet through the conscious use of their consumer spending power. Initiated by the Enviropaedia and judged by a panel of highly respected, environmentally aware individuals, the awards investigate a range of products, services and organisations with a view to recognising and rewarding those that have been produced in an eco-logical manner.
The Eco-Logic Awards also recognise and reward those individuals, communities and Municipalities who are making a significant contribution toward creating an eco-logically sustainable society and environment.
Born in South Africa, Mr Stucke grew up in Malaysia, England and France, and studied at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has practiced as an architect in Botswana, England and South Africa, and runs a small boutique architectural practice that has specialised in “Green” or environmentally responsive design since 2001. He has been teaching “Green Architecture” and complex construction technologies to architecture students for more than a decade.
Finalists in the category included:
• Wildlife & Environmental Society of South Africa
• Five Star Stoves
• Biotrans Pole Sleeve
• GreenAble Projects