Glazing and gazing
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.