May 18, 2013 | 04:41 PM (BD Time)
18 May, 2013 Saturday
Naomi Campbell’s eye-catching home
This eco-friendly house on Cleopatra's Island in Turkey was a gift from Naomi Campbell's Russian billionaire boyfriend. As lavish birthday gifts go, it's hard to top this one: Naomi Campbell received an island vacation home for her 41st birthday from her Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladislav Doronin, according to numerous online reports.
It's shaped like the Egyptian Eye of Horus on a location known as Cleopatra Island in Turkey's Gulf of Gökova. The glass-domed, 25-bedroom, "horus" eye-shaped home invites natural light to illuminate and warm the home.
Spanish Architect Luis de Garrido, who specializes in sustainable building, designed Eco-House Horus to be completely energy, water, and food self-sufficient. As with his other projects, he relied on careful bioclimatic design to solve efficiency challenges.
The resulting eye-shaped, dome-shaped house has no less than 25 bedrooms and five lounges. If the world ends, Campbell and Doronin and a few dozen of their lucky friends just might be able to survive. This exotic yet eco-friendly home has an innovative, photovoltaic-equipped lighting system. Campbell and Doronin are small potatoes in comparison to the island's vastly more famous couple (hint: the island is named after one of them).
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