Eric Stengel Architecture, llc
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Horse Farm farmhouse

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July 2, 2013
Natalie Langston wrote:
What are the rectangle cut outs beside the stall doors? - Inquiring about the piece halfway up the dutch doors on the left side. What is that?
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Eric Stengel Architecture, llc
Hi, thanks for the question.

Those are vent doors that slide open. Horses don't like drafty conditions but need fresh air. One solution is to have doors like this close to the ground in the shade.

Convection air flow occurs when there is a temperature differential. E.g. air flows from cold to hot….In the summer, when these doors are open, all or part way, convection occurs between the cooler air at the shaded ground and the hotter air near the roof that’s vented at the ridge.

What’s also nice is that the opening size of the sliding doors is adjustable. Because the size of the opening affects the velocity of the air…(think thumb over a garden hose…the more hose end one covers, the faster the velocity the water) one can control the air flow speed.
We can all thank Bernoulli for identifying this principle…it’s why wings produce lift and bulb style perfume atomizers spray. Bet you didn't see the 16th century Italian science coming in this answer……lol

Hope that helps and thanks again,
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May 14, 2012
lcfs wrote:
Are these shutters wood? If not, what make are they? Thank you
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All About Windows Inc
shutters can be wood or there are shutters made from composite materials with lifetime and paint warranties. Let us know if we can be of assistance
    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 7:04PM
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Eric Stengel Architecture, llc
Hello and thank you for your interest in my work. In order to best answer your questions, a conversation would be appropriate.
Let me know if you would like to schedule an hourly consultation to discuss your questions about this project. All the best, Eric
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