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.
H_3 House in Athens, Greece by 314 Architecture Studio
March 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: 314 Architecture Studio
Located on a plot of 7000m2 the total area of the house is 1000m2.
The house was designed to give a sense of contact with the the water element inspired by the owners love for yachts. The contact of the house and the artificial ponds that surround it, create a cooling sensation.
The water for the lakes and the pool comes from a well, while the water demand for irrigation comes from a tank in which rainwater is collected through a drainage system. The sustainable design allows the sun to warm up the house during winter and and to protect the house from the sun during summer. The use of geothermal energy saves energy for the cooling and heating systems. The rooms are covered with spiral that in conjunction with the solar panels on the rear side of the plot, heat the pool water. Photovoltaic panels have been fitted at the rear side of the plot for the production of electric power.
H3 was constructed with eco-friendly materials and the interior furniture within the house, has been designed according to the needs of the owner. The design objective was to create a luxurious and ergonomic environment with clean lines and minimalist aesthetic. The surroundings of the building have been decorated with wall sculptures created by the sculptor John Aspras that give a tint of abstract to the house.
The architecture, the construction materials and the technologies, all contribute to the construction of this dynamic and contemporary house.
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