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Dan Smyth wrote:Jul 31, 2012
  • Andy Hancock
    people forget - it isn't just cooling the indoor areas, it's air exchange that keeps them healthy and common window design just like building design has become set - Without much thought for decades
  • espiritiv
    Hugh. Is it best to have a low window on the North side and high window openings on the South side? I have picture windows I am replacing facing on the south side and kitchen windows on the north. I am in the NW if that makes a difference. Jet stream comes from NW I believe.
wrigleysmom wrote:Sep 9, 2012
  • awkaustin
    Gerkin now makes a large window similar to storefront sizes with an awning insert. More info. at www.Gerkin.com or www.rhinoaustin.com. Rhino Austin is the Gerkin distributor in central Texas.
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    Also, if you're interested in keeping the light factor, we actually design pattern glass which lets in light but provides privacy to your home.

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ksdkls405 wrote:Apr 11, 2012
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    Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
    Yes. Venting is the reason. The condo is on a hill and the breezes come
    Up and in. Also, an added benefit is to keep
    Site lines open and clear. But mostly it was done for ventilation.
  • ksdkls405
    Thank you!
Cheryl Hudson wrote:Jul 31, 2012
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    Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
    Although we have used them on othrr projects, There is not a rainwater collection system here. A steel edge keeps the gravel in place.
katiegg wrote:Jan 31, 2011
robertfiori wrote:Jan 13, 2011
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    Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
    They are a standard commercial storefront system. The operable units are Gherkin. The sliders (not shown) are Fleetwood.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Joanna Tovia added this to These Windows Let In Light at Floor HeightOct 23, 2014

In the flow. This condo is on a hill. The low-set operable windows catch the breezes; higher windows at the back of the room draw the air through, up and out. The large, uninterrupted panes of glass keep the views open.

Design With Science added this to 6 Design Ideas for Happy PetsSep 3, 2013

4. Let in sounds and scents. Animals rely on smells and sounds more than humans do. To let them feel safe, having open windows allows them to hear and smell what's lurking in their surroundings.5. Include places for exercising. Cats enjoy climbing on cat trees, shelves, furniture, anything that allows movement and elevates them off the floor. Small dogs enjoy being able to run down long halls without slipping and sliding, so add carpeting when possible.

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Which Window for Your World?Jul 21, 2013

Awning windows are a favorite of architects and designers trying to achieve a wall of large glass sheets with a minimum frame and where fresh air venting is desired or required. A classically contemporary setup is the large fixed glass panel set above an awning window that is kept low in the wall. This setup allows for expansive, unobstructed views to the outside while making sure that it's possible to get fresh air into the room.Cost. Awning windows will be much the same price point as casement windows. Depending on size, features and materials, expect to pay about $300 to $500 for an awning window.

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Cool Architecture for Hot SummersJul 1, 2012

The air that's lower to the ground is going to be cooler. So having some awning windows down low that can capture this air will keep the house interior cooler.

Rachel Grace added this to Renovation Detail: The Awning WindowMay 18, 2012

This modern Texas home is located on a hill, and the low awning windows allow for breezes to come up and in, increasing ventilation. The window layout also allows for an unobstructed view.

Scheer & Co. Interior Design added this to Expand Your View with Picture WindowsNov 22, 2011

Picture windows are as much about the view out as they are about the view in. If you go the picture window route, consider carefully the look you want to present to the outside world.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

milesandjade added this to restaurant windowAug 20, 2019

for upstairs / ref the questions

z3lda72 added this to General IdeasAug 10, 2019

Low-set windows that open can increase airflow and breathe life into an interior.

Ann Chlebicki added this to Roof lines and Front doorsAug 6, 2019

like that I can open windows for air

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