1st Prize, International Competition
2.880 sqm 18 units x 160 sqm
The design of Skyscape Residence advances user Eco-emotional intelligence through the careful articulation of spaces that breathe, interweave with nature and are flooded with as much natural light as possible.
By questioning perceptions behind constraints regarding living in hot climates, the residence is designed to take advantage of the panoramic views and encourage outdoor living, while at the same time avoid overheating.
The residence is divided into two zones vertically connected through an internal atrium space, the family area on ground floor and the guest zone on lower ground level. Visitors access the building over a water element, through the impressive visually permeable entrance and emerge to the living spaces under the planted roof on the opposite side.
Careful design of the building envelope, application of passive cooling techniques and strategically positioned external shading devices ensure reduced cooling loads and ideal indoor climate conditions. The challenge of incorporating renewable energy sources to cover electricity consumption and hot water supply without compromising the minimalist architectural aesthetics is also met with PV transparent panels and heat pumps.
The infinity lap pool with its glass elevation, cantilevering out of the rocky slope into the air over a mesmerising view as an extension of the building, offers a breathtaking swimming experience.
The interior design creates a calming, relaxing and serene atmosphere, where touches of colour accentuate the warm hues of natural materials on the floors, furniture, and fabrics.