1st Prize, International Competition
Ongoing, Planning Permission
2.880 sq.m (18 units x 160 sq.m)
This type of residence consists of 4 bedrooms and large indoor and outdoor spaces. It is part of a large residential development of 250 units located on a prominent hillside overlooking the ocean.
The site is approximately 25.5 hectares and offers panoramic views to the Mediterranean sea.
The development consists of luxury villas and apartments of different sizes around a central square, a gallery, a residence club, a cultural centre, restaurants and other facilities.
The project is the first Zero-Energy residential development in Cyprus and just the third in Europe. Questioning perceptions behind constraints about living in hot climates we designed a residence which takes advantage of the panoramic views and the outdoor living, while at the same time providing shelter from overheating.
The residence offers ideal indoor climate conditions and energy efficiency, made possible through application of passive cooling techniques, study of external shading devices to reduce cooling loads and introduce daylight into the building and use of renewable energy sources to cover electricity consumption and hot water supply.
During winter, the residence operates as a closed ‘shell’ that provides protection from the natural elements and unobstructed views, while in the summer the ‘shell’ unfolds and opening up to the outdoor spaces.