You may have seen a lot of lush and ecofriendly homes constructed here and there. Broadening that idea however is this villa, a solar powered home proposal over in Greece.
The villa which covers about 220 sq.m. was proposed by Hornung & Jacobi Architects. The prefabricated timber structure should be made just right for the given climate conditions and something capped by photovoltaic panels to further ensure its self sufficiency.
Hornung and Jacobi have provided a variety of natural cooling mechanisms that reduce the villa’s overall energy load. In addition to a mechanical opening in the roof that creates a chimney cooling effect, the evaporation of the home’s swimming pool also helps to control the microclimate. Triangular PVs supply all of the home’s energy.
Made as a result of a request by a couple for a separate space for guests, the solar powered Villa F should spur up some ideas, not limited to guest rooms.