A home designed by Zagreb architect studio PROARH has won ‘Best House – Future Projects’ at the prestigious World Architecture Festival in Singapore…
PROARH won the award for their ‘Issa Grotto Hill House’ project, a holiday home designed by architect Davor Mateković on the Croatian island of Vis. The idea behind the architecture was to blend the house into the Mediterranean environment and the hills of the island of Vis. The plot on which the house was located is 7,000 square meters, whilst living space in the house is designed over 200 square metres. Construction started last year and is set to be complete by spring 2016.
Due to Vis’ plentiful sunshine hours, solar panels were the obvious choice of electricity and heating source, while the drinking water, swimming pool, solar fluid and irrigation is designed to come via rainwater. The olive grove is designed for passive cooling, where the dense shade creates colder air that functionally cools the house.
The award is great recognition for Proarh studio and Davor Mateković as the World Architecture Festival is the most respected in the industry. PROARH’s Zagorje cottage project HIŽA was also shortlisted in the Small Projects and House – Completed Buildings category.
photo credit: proarh.hr