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Nov 2005 design

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Nov 2005 designThe first design to make it onto graph paper.

The house is divided by a thermal mass wall running along its length about 2.5 metres from the north side. The aim is to use this as a solar collector for winter solar gain.

Between the north wall (mostly glazed) and the thermal mass wall is a full-height gallery, allowing maximum exposure to the sun. TheĀ  remainder of the house features 2 levels – upper living and lower bedrooms.

Placement of the garage (shown here attached to the north side) is problematic because it will shade the solar gallery. The block does not allow for any other placement but the garage might be separated from the house.