The beehive project: the honeycomb house
With this project Bllend sets up an example of sustainable residential typology based on the concept of beehives. Commissioned by a construction and development company for the potential resident family, the project maximizes high standard residential space; utilizing high technology while it celebrates the simplicity of natural elements such as sun, native vegetation, rainwater, the natural landscape , color scheme and materials. The existing hill overlooking Athens provides the initial line according to which all activities are organised. The final elevation rises to welcome the morning sun while kneels to farewell the sunset. Original honeycomps follow an introverted architecture to organise life within it. For our house Shape and structure alternate between introversion -extroversion in order to allow the man -made structure to blend naturally into the landscape. Our beehive project draws inspiration from beehives in which domesticated bee species live and raise their young. They use surrounding crops and plants to store honey and pollen, and if not an internal honeycomb is provided they are self-sufficient in terms of building and raw materials for their production. The project refers to a residential planning and development scheme that establishes a native sustainable architecture in terms of design and building materials while creating all the conditions for the future family to utilize the structured honeycomb.
Natural materials are mainly used for the Interior surfaces and structures which have been designed especially for the specific project to provide maximum ergonomics and aesthetics.