Another use of solar tubes to is to create an implied intimacy. Sliding back to the small-paned windows of early 20th century there is functionality in solar tubes without losing privacy that is inherent in single-family
light tubes - green way to brighten
of the tubes are diffused or glazed to prevent glaring beams of light and to ensure a soft glow." We had three installed: one in the living room, another in the kitchen and a third in our entry. They worked beautifully, and to say the difference was like night and day for those rooms isn't just a figure
as two tubes with directed views, one tube is for entertaining and the other one for sleeping. Directly across the street from the house is a lake, “the good view.” On all other sides of the house are neighbors of very close proximity which cause privacy issues and unpleasant views – “the bad view.” Thus
feet of tubes filled with hot water embedded into the concrete floors. The façade is made up of composite board that is held away from the skin in order to create ventilated façade. This ventilation helps to control the temperature of the building envelope and a more stable temperature indoors. Photo Credit:
This entrance hall demonstrates the shift from making everything public through large windows to reclaiming privacy. Note how there are no windows or sidelights on the front entrance but there is plenty natural light from the solar tubes.