Evia Biophilic Design Residence
The residence is nestled on the southeastern coast of the island of Evia (Euboea) and it is currently the first biophilic project in this region by our firm which has also completed a similarly horizontal energy-efficient house in the same area.
The realisation of a sustainable property, discrete and integrated in the natural environment, was the wish of the client and thus, the residence has been designed to be as circular as possible, which is also the whole philosophy of our architectural and engineering team.
A plethora of innovative architectural and engineering methods to integrate biophilic and state-of-the-art sustainable techniques have been used.
The result is a straightforward, but innovative residence built from only glass, steel and concrete.
The building is oriented south, so it receives the maximum amount of daylight and reduces the need for artificial lighting. Its overhanging concrete roof prevents glare from the high midday sun.
The glass facade, without disruptions such as windows or outdoor sun blinds, reflects nothing but the air and offers amazing views over the countryside and the Aegean Sea.
Living spaces and bedrooms all look out from the front of the house, while storage and infrastructure facilities are kept at the back.
Solar cells are located above the garage and entrance and an artificial computerised system controls the heating and cooling, which is managed via a heat pump that collects and stores both warm and cold air, then distributes whichever is required when necessary. This system is connected to a cooling ceiling and underfloor heating, which guarantees a comfortable living climate every day of the year.
Overall, this residence is meant to be a model for how to integrate comfort and energy saving techniques into modern architectural design.