An award-winning design consultation firm specialising in natural and sustainable buildings.

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Established in 1980, Malcolm Worby Designs has designed many different types and styles of buildings, in various countries, including:

  • Custom residences
  • Small hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Small office buildings
  • Historical renovations
  • Affordable homes and community buildings in poor communities.

Some of these projects have been featured on television programmes and in magazine articles and on both sides of the Atlantic.

Clients have come from all walks of life, including the film and music industries, CEOs of major corporations, sports personalities, internationally acclaimed chefs, doctors, business executives, investment bankers, retirees and charities.

Natural and sustainable building methods, materials, and technology have been used in our designs, including: adobe (mud brick); cob; rammed earth; stone; straw bale; sandbags and earth-bags; lime and gypsum plaster, as well as more conventional types, such as clay brick, masonry, and timber frame.

Natural energy systems including: passive and active solar heating and cooling; solar water heating; photovoltaic electricity; geothermal energy; rainwater harvesting; grey water recycling; waterless/composting toilets have been incorporated where appropriate.

Malcolm has given talks and presentations on Natural & Sustainable Building and Energy at Conferences, Universities, Technical Colleges, Government Departments, Corporations, Local Municipalities, in various parts of the world.