Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
H2 Residence in Athens, Greece by 314 Architecture Studio
June 27th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: 314 Architecture Studio
This building is located at the suburbs of Athens in the area next to the golf court in Glyfada, andconsists of three one floor apartments of 250m2 each.
Each apartment has two small and one master bedroom. Inside the building there is an atrium that provides light to secondary areas of the apartments whilealso working as a funnel exit for warm air energy consumption in the summer months.
The bioclimatic design and the positioning of the building withshades in the southsaves energy while the connection betweenthe building and water creates a natural cooling system. The houses are all equipped with the most environmental friendly technologies for energy saving. All the materials used for this constructionwhere chosen witha low carbon footprint and the interior materials used are all natural rather than industrial.
The colors and materials for this building wherechosen in order to create a sense/feeling of harmony, modernity and luxury while the sculptures of Gianni Asprason the walls of the living rooms createabstract and modern warm emotions.
To sum up this project, the roof gardens with the glass stairwell, offer an unlimited view of Argosaronic Sea while the swimming pool smoothly surrounding the building and the small pond on the ground floor create a very tranquil and cooling feeling throughout the year.
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