Nice shades: Counterpoint House has louvred light shelves to bounce light deep into house : TreeHugger

Architecture critic John Bentley Mays writes in the Globe and Mail about Toronto sunlight: “The low winter sunshine here is harsh, unforgiving; and though natural light is softer and higher in summer, the glare might still be punishing.” Big windows facing south can be a big problem.© Ben Rahn/ A-FrameArchitect Paul Raff dealt with it in a very interesting way: He designed a brise soleil of slender aluminum slats that work as light shelves and stretched it across the front of a new Toronto house. We have shown a few houses and buildings under the heading “Nice Shades”- because it makes a lot of sense to moderate and modulate light before it gets into a building. They also can become a significant design element.

Source: Nice shades: Counterpoint House has louvred light shelves to bounce light deep into house : TreeHugger

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