I am seeking input on what to do about the position ofwindows on an east facing wall of my planned extension (which I have postedabout before) it faces towardsour existing pool. Obviously onechallenge is to make it look like the pool and house were designed with eachother in mind, given that it is an old pool.
The plan and view I attached above are the initial ones bythe building designer (and there are a few other things we need to change, likethe amount of glass generally on the Eastern side, especially the clerestoryones) but the advice I am seeking hereis on how to place the windows in the eastern facing wall of the living area(which is the part of the extension that is adjacent to the pool just West ofit). The TV and fireplace in the livingarea will on the Southern wall. I amthinking there will be an L shaped couch, with one side looking at the TV/FP,and the other looking out to the pool.
The pool will be squared off, losing its “roman” end. A change to be made to the drafting will be that the living area as drafted will be extended further by about something a bitover 50 cm so that the South side of theextension and south side of the extension line up for aesthetics. The housecannot be extended any further South than that as the distance to the boundarymust be 3m (the pool is 3m from the boundary).
My thinking is thatthe building designer should centre the window looking out to the pool from theliving room (and the structure above it providing shade) on the pool. Will thislook ok? Will the bare wall next to it look odd… or as an alternative should Ihave windows all along the living room section (not sure that is a good idea asit is east facing and I want wall space for art.)
Finally, In the inspiration photo I have posted, the fallfacing the pool from the equivalent angle as my dilemma wall has a “step- in”next to the window that looks out from what looks like the masterbedroom in that case. I am wondering if that could assist in my case.
Any thoughts welcome, much appreciated.
an asymmetrical window arrangement can look exciting from both sides especially allowing for a more comfortable grouping of furniture and bigger wall areas for display of your art and, given the option, i would always prefer windows placed to suit the internal use of the rooms not the outside symmetry ..it's impossible to stand back far enough from the house to have more than an angled view of the outside walls and attempting to "line up" windows on the outside will only compromise the comfort of the inside eg how will you incorporate the two tall narrow windows on the end wall into the internal layout?
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