1st Prize, International Competition
4.800 sqm, 20 units x 240 sqm each
The project embraced the design of a prototype residence, which encompasses all the design principles of ‘Aetheria Heights’, a large residential development of 250 units and the 1st zero-energy residential settlement in Cyprus.
Our vision was to design not only spaces for habitation, but through our proposal also encourage a contemporary ‘lifestyle’, which combines luxury with nature. The sun, the warm climate of Cyprus and key features of the location were used to enhance the inhabitants’ healthy and sustainable living.
The residences, being located on a precipitous hillside overlooking the city of Peyia in Cyprus, posed challenges in their design and construction.
By strategically positioning each one of them along the steep slope, their interiors could open up towards the view and offer generous outdoor living spaces at the lower ground level. By covering the residence with green roofs their thermal behavior was improved while enhancing the aesthetic of the new neighbourhood.
During the winter, the model residence operates as a closed ‘shell’ that provides protection from the natural elements and unobstructed views, while in the summer the ‘shell’ unfolds to introduce outdoor living.
Built-in seating areas, floating sunbeds, outdoor kitchens and shaded spaces were designed to create unique spaces for relaxation and socialising.