The Solar HouseModern Exterior

Hugh Duncan House by Fred and William Keck, Flossmoor, Illinois, 1941. Photograph by Hedrich-
Blessing. Chicago History Museum, Hedrich-Blessing photograph collection

From "The Solar House" by Anthony Denzer, Rizzoli, 2013, courtesy of Rizzoli.

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John Hill added this to Championing the Solar House, From the 1930s to TodayAug 8, 2013

Keck would continue to work for Sloan, incorporating new materials and technologies (triple-pane glazing to reduce heat loss from inside to outside at night, radiant heating etc.) in a 24-house subdivision they called Solar Park. Keck had also developed operable and insulated louvers that were often below the south-facing glass; these assemblies allowed for ventilation during the day while helping to maintain the interior temperature at night when closed.Pictured is the Duncan House in another Chicago suburb, Flossmoor. It included the same elements (linear plan, south-facing windows, roof overhangs) but also exterior "wing walls" with adjustable vertical louvers for cutting down on the late-afternoon sun in the months when overheating of the interior occurred.

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Pictured is the Duncan House in another Chicago suburb, Flossmoor. It included the same elements (linear plan, south-facing windows, roof overhangs) but also exterior "wing walls" with adjustable vertical louvers for cutting down on the late-afternoon sun in the months when overheating of the interior occurred.

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