Dream homes

Sustainable design based on bioclimatic analysis – Villa GK in Portugal

North facade perforated metal sheet, privacy panels, paving stones

Villa GK is located on a hill on the Algarve coast and has a breathtaking view of the ocean. For the one-story building, the architects developed a sustainable design based on bioclimatic analysis and green thinking. The aim was to take advantage of the Portuguese coastal climate and incorporate these features into a sophisticated and contemporary design.

The architects rely on sustainable design and modern living

House facade white plastered gray perforated metal sheets

This flat roof house has a floor area of ​​163 square meters. It is more compact on the north side and opens up on the south side with generous full glazing. The open living area is thus protected by the two rooms on the north facade, which serve as a thermal barrier. In addition, there is a possibility that one of these rooms could become independent, which increases the flexibility of the floor plan.

Living area air conditioning for ceiling mounting white high gloss floor tiles

After a preliminary analysis, it was also possible to use sunlight and wind to optimize passive air conditioning and natural lighting through large windows. From the living room you have a view of the breathtaking landscape with blue sky and sea.

white high gloss kitchen island granite beige

Well thought-out sun protection solutions are implemented not only to control solar radiation, but also in order not to impair the privacy of the house residents. On one side of the house there is a steel staircase that leads to a roof terrace.

Polished white floor tiles sliding patio doors

Sustainable construction technology is an important feature with regard to efficiency analyzes and balancing of energy gains and losses. The house was planned using materials with a high degree of energy efficiency, in particular walls made of “Tabicesa” bricks in combination with high-performance insulation (on the outer facade) and triple-glazed windows. The interior plaster is made of clay and ensures good indoor air quality.

Sustainable design calls for the integration of eco-energies

Swimming pool tile edging house sliding patio doors

Sustainable design also includes the use of renewable energy sources and the reduction of resource consumption. The house has a geothermal heat pump for heating and cooling and a system for reusing clean water. This connection between the environment and modern architecture creates an undeniably pleasant atmosphere in the villa.

House facade north side perforated sheets gray

Perforated plate design Perforated plate design combined with white plaster

House entrance privacy screens perforated sheet metal

Cobblestones sidewalk wood privacy fence

Wooden slats privacy fence climbing plants

Perforated metal sheet, dots pattern, gray color

Bedroom glass door privacy screen natural lighting

sustainable design natural cooling and lighting

sustainable design LED lighting living area outlook

white fitted kitchen high-gloss fronts kitchen island stone look

Bathroom shower glass wall partition wall niche

Bathroom vanity unit

Built-in wardrobe hallway beige high-gloss doors wood insert

WC wall design effect plaster natural stone wash basin

Laundry room white cream shelving system door

Swimming pool large format tiles

Swimming pool terrace with table and chairs

Terrace dining area swimming pool exterior tiles

Sustainable design patio roofing sun protection

Terrace covering automatic pool cover

Terrace covering with a gentle slope

Swimming pool facade gray and white

Pool border tiles natural stone look

Miniature golf privacy hedge wooden fence

Miniature golf small Mediterranean landscaping

Miniature golf in the ornamental grasses landscaping house

Miniature golf ornamental grass wood privacy fence

Natural stone stairs olive tree Mediterranean ornamental grasses

Ornamental gravel lion figure ornamental grasses mini golf

straight stairs steel roof terrace

Sun lounger aluminum gray steel stairs

Steel stairs WPC steps railing

Steel stairs to the roof terrace with white plaster

Roof terrace all-glass railing view

Roof terrace wooden floor tiles cream

Night lighting House facade Perforated sheet metal panels Floor lights Wall spotlights

Night lighting, privacy screen, perforated metal panels, gray

Night lighting house recessed led spots

Night lighting led strip stairs

Night lighting LED strips of stairs

LED strips garden stair lighting warm white

Night lighting swimming pool house terrace cool white

Night lighting terrace swimming pool recessed lighting

Night lighting facade perforated sheet warm white

House patio doors full glazing roofing

House floor plan swimming pool mini golf

Floor plan house sustainable design

House cross section roof terrace

House architecture plan sliding privacy screen

House sustainable architecture sliding doors

Flat roof house architecture plan outline

Architects: CORE Architects

Location: Vila do Bispo, Portugal

Main architect: Anabela Macieira

Total area: 330.0 m²

Project year: 2018

Photography: Alexander Bogorodskij