Birchgrove HouseModern Living Room, Sydney
The living room pavilion is deliberately separated from the existing building by a central courtyard to create a private outdoor space that is accessed directly from the kitchen allowing solar access to the rear rooms of the original heritage-listed Victorian Regency residence.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
The positive: They give hot air somewhere to go.Planned well, vaulted ceilings can create an escape route for rising hot air. The louvers in this living room vastly improve the home’s airflow in summer, while allowing in plenty of natural light all year round.On the flip side: High ceilings can make a home less energy efficient in the cooler months, with heat tending to sit uncomfortably out of reach. The best passive solar designs will bring in enough sun from the south (from the north, in Australia) to counter this, however.Sunlight Used Right: Modern Homes That Harness Solar Power
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When building with the environment in mind or looking to increase the energy efficiency of your home, upgrading to insulated glass makes a huge difference. Selecting double- or triple-glazed windows and/or thermal-break window and door frames lets you have large-scale glass openings that capture views and light without compromising on a comfortable indoor temperature.