Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Solar House in Canada by Nacho Gias
July 9th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Nacho Gias
The project main idea lay on the sun interaction with a domo located in New Scotland, Canada.
Due to Canada cold weather, we need to optimize natural light. The building has a great windows along its whole surface so the house would have natural light inside every day at any time.
2_Activities classification: one group with the ones that requires direct illumination, another group with the activities requiring indirect illumination.
3_From the previous analysis, I see the sun position in relation to the Solar House by the time each activity takes place.
4_Interior distribution according to the sun position and the kind of illumination each activity needs.
One of the main goals of the proposal it is to create spatial diversity into the dome shell. The circle typology invites to centrality and to a radial space. The project aims to produce multiple situations, multiplicity of view points and heights. For social interaction it is mandatory each member is able to find spaces where differentiate his situation and point of view from the others. The homogeneity and deprivation of self singularities incapacitates the individuals to develop in society.
With this goal, the house becomes a great theater for daily life. All the available space of the dome participates into this function. The Dome becomes a great container of life, a background where people, their actions and personal objects become the main characters of the house.
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