Overlooking the seaside in a coastal community in Bulgaria, this intelligently-made house takes benefit of the sun not only from day to day, but from season to season. With huge banks of glass and a shape which captures sunlight differently as the year progresses, the design Ignatov Architects efficiently heats, cools, and lights the interior in a passive fashion. Constructed from locally-sourced materials like artistically-placed stones and lengthy wood panels, the residence really sits largely below street level, with a tiny entryway on leading. The roof of the building is not wasted, even so, and is planted with a full yard, generating the residence almost invisible from above. Furthermore, a huge wooden deck on the lowest floor has space for entertaining and a long pool. The residence leaves a minimal effect on the environment while taking maximum benefit of the views and sunlight of the coast.
The outward-angled window banks of the public rooms on the middle level of the property take in different amounts of sunlight at diverse times of year, optimizing the lighting inside to every season. On the hill just beneath the deck at the bottom of the home, an array of solar panels takes advantage of each and every angle to supply the power employed heat and cool the home’;s interior (and even its pool, for the duration of the warmest months).
The residence is arranged from the prime down, with private bedrooms opening up onto the lower pool deck. This provides the residence a rather private really feel despite the wide and vibrant nature of its outside recreation space, given that a single need to either exit or go by way of the bottom floor to attain the patio.
The quantity of sunlight entering the residence is considerable adequate to passively heat the house the times of day when heat is necessary most, and the shadows cast by the overhanging roof at high noon keeps issues fairly cool on a hot day.
The whole rooftop of the residence is brought vaguely in line with the terrain at the home’;s driveway, which sits above. The roof is planted with a complete grassy lawn, leading to a stated 95% terrain recovery on the lot when viewed from above. One of the house’;s many distinctive stone structures on leading is a lens which is positioned to cast a ray of sunlight onto a clock installed in the living area, revealing the time of day.
All about the sides of the home and its best structures, locally-sourced stone is placed artistically and packed loosely about structural walls to invoke traditional European building types.
A gated driveway leads to the rear prime edge of the home, exactly where a doorway leads downstairs. The door is set inside a geometric wood frame, introducing interior themes to the largely stone exterior while also connecting the entrance to the wood face at the slope side of the constructing.