Thursday, November 21

Sunlight House, Austria by VELUX

Photo: Adam Mørk
I've always been inspired by light. And VELUX® have created the perfect solution to allowing more light into one's home, with their wide range of state of the art windows. Take Sunlight House in Austria as an example. It is Austria's first carbon-neutral single-family house. It has been designed to take advantage of the direct sunlight flooding the house for the larger part of the daylight hours, and does so extremely efficiently. The house has a large sloping roof facing the sun, in which the VELUX windows sit, allowing maximum daylight and sunlight into the house.

The home was designed by Hein-Troy Architeken, an Austrian firm, which won a competition between up-coming architectural firms. VELUX are monitoring the project along with 2 other institutions, to measure the carbon footprint of the house, which is expected to be carbon neutral in 30 years time, once it has generated more clean energy than was used in its construction.
Photo: Adam Mørk
What I love most about this house is the fact that there is much more natural light flooding into the house than you would expect to see in a residential home. There is almost no need for any artificial light until it's completely dark. The large VELUX windows face southwest, allowing maximum sunlight to enter into the house, also giving wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. I think it would be great to have an artists' studio in a house like this! And the design of the house is so clever, that the arrangement of windows combined with roof angle and interior allows the house to stay warm in winter and cool in summer with exceptional ventilation through automated, intelligent control of the home's windows.

This post is sponsored by VELUX

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