Villa WH

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationAlmancil, Portugal
CompanyCORE Architects, Lda
Lead ArchitectAnabela Macieira

The brand-new part of the home was built according to passive house principles, the house features several elements that ensure inside temperatures are kept constant and comfortable. These include a roof overhang to the south to protect from direct sunlight while still allowing for passive winter heating to take place. High-performance windows provide energy efficiency, used alongside energy-saving appliances and water-saving landscape design to ensure maximum harnessing of of all the elements, allowing this build to make the most of the nature it is built in and around.