主持建筑师：Perparim Rama, Agron Mjekiqi, Fitim Muaj
照片版权：Ilir Rizaj, Fitim Muaj
随着 4M Group 在科索沃共和国遗产的保护利用中备受赞誉，他们在H住宅的创作中寻找对于文化遗产的回应，同时又展现出普里什蒂纳复兴中的乐观精神。业主意识到科索沃近年来的分歧，将人身与财产安全视为住宅最为重要的部分，但又希望房间里能洒满阳光。
科索沃近来被战争破坏并试图恢复兵力、信心和自立，在一个这样的小国家中 4M Group 探索设计如何做出恰到好处的回应。设计灵感来源于传统的阿尔巴尼亚男式服饰——白色及膝裙，以及节日集会时舞者跳舞时这种裙子摆动的节奏。
Electrical Engineer:N.I.SH. MINI PROJECT
Mechanical (water – drainage) Engineer:Blini
HVAC Engineer:NSHN Termika
Text description provided by the architects. With a growing reputation for celebrating the heritage of the Republic of Kosovo, 4M Group sought to reflect the cultural legacy and illustrate a renewed optimism in Pristina with the creation of H House. Demonstrating awareness of the dichotomy of Kosovo’s recent history, the client wanted a house where safety and security was paramount, but with open light filled interiors.
4M Group have explored what an appropriate design response might be in a small country recently ravaged by war and seeking to restore its strength, confidence and self-reliance. Inspiration was drawn from the traditional Albanian costume worn by men, the Fustanella, and the rhythmic way the fabric of the garment moves with the dancer at festive gatherings.
The construction has taken advantage of available trades and locally sourced building products, and recycled materials have been used where possible for concrete and masonry elements. As the climate is extreme with hot Mediterranean summers and winters which can bring deep cold and heavy snows, responsible energy use was a key consideration. Achieved through passive means, the house benefits both from the inertia that the heavily insulated construction provides, and from the ingress of winter sun through deeply recessed fenestration.
H house is located in an environment striving to find itself. The dynamism of the structure in such a prominent setting has become a symbol of confidence in the landscape.
For this project the design team set out to create a passive solution that would take advantage of the location and orientation of the site by applying straightforward principals. At H House, the key components of the building envelope are its heavily insulated reinforced concrete fa?ades and triple glazed windows. The high thermal mass and air tight construction cope well with the seasonal temperature variations, and have resulted in a house that takes little energy to maintain a comfortable environment in any weather.
The orientation of the house is focused toward the South West, where large windows open onto the gardens and to the views of Prishtina beyond. The windows are set back 1200mm from the eaves to provide shading from the overhead sun in summer, and to allow the low winter sun to penetrate and heat the interior spaces of the house. The elevated location allows natural cross ventilation to provide cooling in the summer months.
The house has intelligent response systems for comfort control which automatically operates glazing louvres and opens window fan lights. The heating system is a dual air/water thermal heat pump, which supplies underfloor heating throughout, and can be supplemented by a wood pellet boiler should temperatures drop below -25C°.
Low energy lighting has been used both inside and externally, which are set automatically to switch off at night to further reduce energy use and light pollution. Water efficient appliances and sanitary fittings are used throughout, and white goods are triple AAA rated.The construction has taken advantage of available trades and locally sourced building products, and recycled materials have been used where possible for concrete and masonry elements. Where skills have not been readily available, training by suppliers has assisted to increase the skills base.