SFS Residence

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Green architecture
Firm LocationVarna, Bulgaria
Lead ArchitectSvetoslav Stanislavov
Design TeamIva Kostova, Dimitar Katsarov, Radostina Petkova, Georgi Pasev, Hristo Dushev

SFS Residence (Sea Forest Stone) is situated
in the recreational area of Varna, Bulgaria,
near The Black Sea in a plot with a
considerable west to east downhill in a
virgin landscape, with valuable tree species
and natural rock formations. The biggest
challenge was to design a contemporary,
organic building which fits harmonically in
the context of the environment, to look
light, airy and unobtrusive, to work with all
the elements of the landscape without
dominating itself.
The building is designed in a long
shape, situated on the top west of the hill.
SFS have 5 over ground residential floors and
one semi-underground parking floor. Each
has 7 apartments, divided in two entrances.
The apartments have orthogonal shape with
from 55 do 118 sq.m. All of them have
favorable geographic position and sea view.
The loggias and the large windows provide
maximum contact with nature and the sea.
The design of the building follows the clear
lines of the floor plans, forming a
parallelepiped with volumes taken away from
the corners and the middle sections. Two
materials are used in the facade - glass and
Finnish ThermoWood, blending the building in
with the surrounding environment.