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millthumpian

Looks amazing but from experience clear plastic skylights are as hot as hell in summer and freezing cold in winter. Let alone a full clear roof with not a skerrick of insulation. This is Australia! Snakes, lizards, insects, crawling and flying! White curtains in a kitchen, a three year old! So obviously no pumpkin, curry, orange juice, tea, coffee, tomatoes or beetroot prepared there! Sorry not for me! I like comfort. This is a just big greenhouse these architects are playing in. Open to the surrounding dust, flies and mosquitos. I dont care how many insect screens you have, they have to open and close. I do not believe this would in any way be comfortable unless it was triple glazed and even then I would have my doubts. Seriously guys this is an April fool post surely!

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Rebecca Scott

I agree about the insulation and the invasion of spiders, critters and snakes. But its an interesting concept taken to the nth degree. It interests me as I'm planning a build and looking at a combined greenhouse and outdoor enclosed sitting area (Sthn Tassie). And although I would want a tight well insulated (Passiv Haus) you can get double skinned polycarbonate which would get around the condensation issue and provide some degree of insulation. This is kinda catwalk fashion compared to what we actually buy and wear. Its something taken to the extreme to test the boundaries and move our thinking along. I think its excellent from that POV. But yes - sure , if you only had a small budget and this was to be your primary /only home, then you wouldnt build the whole thing in poly carbonate!


   
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Kat

I like very much that it is touching the ground lightly. In Australia you would be spending all of your time under the ply which is the floor of the top floor/mezzanine. Glenn Murcutt did a similar thing with his NT Marika - Alderton House.





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