In the summer hot accumulated area behind the shadings is naturally ventilated through (10 cm holes) perforated side partitions of the balconies. In the winter the warm air stays in the area and provides additional heating to the apartments.
The main function of the façade is to protect the loggias from the sun. To offer nice views towards the sea even when the blinds are closed, the project proposed semi-transparent angled textile shadings. These cover loggias as sun-roof and curtain at the same time. The changing rhythm of balconies creates dynamic elevations and offers privacy to the neighbouring owners.
At first glance, one can’t help but be taken in by the building’s beautiful staggered balconies. Designed to mimicthe rhythmic structure of honeycomb, the layout creates “dynamic elevations and offers privacy to the neighboring owners.”
I love seeing such inspired approaches towards social design!