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H3 house in athens by 314 architecture studio
jan 04, 2013
H3 house in athens by 314 architecture studio


‘H3′ by 314 architecture studio, athens, greece
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‘H3′ is a detached, two-floor family home which is built onto a 7000 m2 piece of land in the city of athens, its structural presence much like that
of being displayed on stage. designed by greek firm 314 architecture studio, the main volume of the house is supported by pillars,
in which it hovers over a swimming pool, giving the feeling of floating over water as a means of tapping into the owner’s love for yachts.

the bioclimatic concept of the dwelling implements cooling through its contact with water, and the use of geothermal energy
gives this residence a dynamic and modern aesthetic, while also being eco-friendly. the elevated structure also features a green terraced
platform for additional outdoor space.

 

 

 


general view of the residence which is built onto a 7000 m2 platform
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front view which shows the main volume of the house supported by pillars so that it appears to hover
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the floating form is meant to give the sense of floating over water, tapping into the owner’s love for yachts
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view of the angular structure
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profile
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a pool intersects the dwelling
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the passes below the main living quarters and away from the home
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a terraced green rooftop provides additional outdoor space
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a webbed bookshelf is built into one of the windows, making use of all corners of the home
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view from the pool
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‘H3′ by night
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how the outdoor areas are illuminated at dusk
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general plan
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basement plan
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ground floor
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second floor
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diagram
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