“The geometry of the building follows that of the landscape, mimicking the stone retaining walls typical of the Greek island. The architects designed the house to relate to the landscape and make the most of the sculptural qualities of light. The house also minimizes energy use with planted roofs and thick stone walls that keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.”
“Soleta zeroEnergy is a new concept of premium eco homes, developed by the Justin Capra Foundation for Inventics and Sustainable Technologies (FITS). The finalized functional prototype of this concept, Soleta zeroEnergy One, is in Bucharest, Romania. Following the architectural and constructive concepts of this prototype, a whole family of Soleta homes, with multiple functionalities and of different sizes, easily adaptable to a host of destinations, such as home (permanent use or vacation), office, kindergaden or sport/fitness joints was developed.”
The house was built to hug the terrains, ensuring a minimum interference on the existing slope. Most parts of the building are designed with steel and glass. The foundation and the stump of building are built with the conventional reinforced concrete. The extensive use of glass forms the skin of the buildings, providing a full forest view for the occupants to enjoy. Despite its steel and glass look, the house functions like a traditional Malay house with tall ceiling, well-lit interiors, and sufficient ventilation with windows on most walls and aluminum louvers at the highest portion of the building for the hot air to escape.