Glaz­ing and gaz­ing

Element - - Architecture -

Like most con­tem­po­rary coastal houses this Matakana house has a lot of glass. It has less than it might have had, as it was built be­fore the new dou­ble-glaz­ing code came into op­er­a­tion. Glass can be an is­sue in the mod­ern coastal house, where light and view com­pete against tem­per­a­ture con­trol and com­fort. How much view do you want, and there­fore how much glass do you need? In this house, the ex­tended brim of the roof of­fers pro­tec­tion against glare and heat, while en­abling the ar­chi­tects to max­imise the sea views.

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