* Residential Architecture: Facing True South House by Nakae Architects
Posted by the editors on Thursday, 12 July 2012
Residential Architecture: Facing True South House by Nakae Architects: “..corresponding to the surrounding context, seasons and desired internal illumination levels, two clerestory windows permeate the home’s sweeping canopy to minimize solar gain during the warmer times of the year and ensure a cool environment. placed on a diagonal to the dwelling’s footprint, outward views are oriented to face directly towards the south..after conducting solar angle studies, the overall design successfully shields intense sun until august 24th, when the average temperature hovers around 30 degrees celsius. the series of slanted planes extend into deep eaves to block direct sunlight. natural ventilation is generated due to buoyancy while duct fans recirculate air during winter to balance the heating differential..” Contextual sensibility, interesting fenestration and interior volumes, abundant interior wood including exposed rafters..
image: © hiroyasu sakaguchi, courtesy of nakae architects; article: Designboom