THE BEST SUSTAINABLE WORK OF ART
Eye of Horus Eco-House; an enamoring, entirely self-sufficient home built on the Isla Playa de Cleopatra in Turkey that, when viewed from above, resembles the ancient Egyptian Eye of Horus, symbolizing protection and good health. The living area is contained entirely within the multi-level central dome that serves as the eye’s pupil. The dome is framed with steel and adorned with glass panels that allow light from the sun to illuminate the entire home. Special measures, such as tilted louvers, planned landscaping and sufficient ventilation, have been taken in order to mitigate any natural heating from a greenhouse effect.
Luis de Garrido is a Spanish architect, designer and researcher who specializes in sustainable architecture; designing eco-friendly, self-sustaining buildings with very strict health, ecological and environmental criteria.
“Sustainable Architecture meets the needs of its occupants, at any time, anywhere, without jeopardizing the welfare and development of future generations. It involves honest commitment to human development and social stability, using architectural strategies to optimize resources and materials, promoting renewable energy, minimizing waste and emissions, maintenance, functionality and the price of the buildings and improving the quality of life of its occupants,” says Garrido.
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