Villa Sophia by COLL COLL celebrates the connection between technology and nature. A smart home with artificial intelligence, the house sits on the Trója hillside above a nature reserve with stunning views of Prague. The villa’s technological aspects feature blue light eliminating house lights and self-moving doors to aid in natural ventilation, while the green roof contributes to the building’s energetic balance.

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An aerial view of a cube-shaped home with a "green roof" covered in reddish plants.

According to the architects, many of the structural and material construction choices are inspired by sustainability and durability. Samples of materials were tested for strength, elasticity stability, chemical stability and permanence before use. The house includes a green roof that is exposed from above, contributing to colorful blooms of plants and flowers throughout the seasons. This roof helps balance the building both energetically and aesthetically. Terraces around the house follow an unfolding star design that dissolves into the overgrown garden, which routinely sees a wide variety of wild animals.

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A home lit up from inside with blue light. Outside, a trail of light comes in from the left and lands in the yard in front of the home.

The smart home comes completely connected, integrated with a Sysloop system platform and EMPYREUM Information Technologies artificial intelligence. To aid healthy sleep cycles, all of the house lights operate in the full spectrum of light (RGBW) to slowly eliminate harsh blue light components. For natural air ventilation, the doors operate on linear magnets. One wing of the house is dedicated to music, with a concert room that uses A.I. to play musical pieces or unique melodies to accompany the residents’ musical performances.

The interior of a home with white walls and floors and a wood staircase with a person in an astronaut outfit standing at the top.

Apart from the house’s environmental and technological features, the property also enjoys panoramic views of Prague’s Dejvice Hotel International. The office looks out on the Libeň Gasholder, while the living room hosts views of the garden, and the bedroom offers a look into the treetops thanks to a descending terrain. To ensure that surrounding homes can also enjoy the panoramic city views, Villa Sophia sits at the shortest possible height.

A living area with a bookshelf on the wall, a dark colored piano to the left and a dining table with chairs to the right.


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