peter pichler envisions sustainable tree houses in the italian dolomites
with their sharply pitched roofs, the geometry of the treehouse structures is inspired by the surrounding fir and larch trees.
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Cross Ventilation in House Designs for Natural Passive Air Flow
Cross-ventilation is often ignored when searching for a home, designing a new house or renovating. Learn all about ventilation in this review.
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The Seventh Room
At eye level are the treetops, their branches groaning under the weight of early morning snow. The landscape is a blanket of pure white, and from here, I can see for miles, including into the neighbouring woods where three reindeer are ambling around.
Old idea, warm wall
[...] you can install one. Since ancient times, people have warmed their homes by capturing and storing the sun's heat in walls built of dense materials, such as stone and masonry. [...] double-glazed, selectively reflective glass coverings - typical windows or patio doors, for example - increase both solar gain and heat retention. [...] thru-wall and heat-relief vents control air circulation, increasing a Trombe wall's efficiency by distributing warm air and allowing the wall to cool as…