The name H_Orizon derives from the two main elements that comprised the initial design concept. “H” stands for the H shaped building plan, with the two main building volumes extending symmetrically along the Southwest-Southeast axis; “Horizon” being a play of words in regards to the continuous connection of the residence with the open horizon. The void created by the two main volumes forms a frame, which captures the perpetual energy and alternating images of the sea horizon.
This point becomes a focal element of the house that is arranged according to daily family activities and the alternating natural landscape, allowing viewpoints to the island scape. The house appears to emerge from the landscape and the landscape unfolds linearly, as an extension of the house.
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