Luigi Rosselli Architects - Cliff Top HouseContemporary Exterior, Sydney

Building a multi-storey residence on top of a cliff requires good engineering to create a building that confidently hovers over it.

Photography: © Edward Birch

Inspiration for a contemporary exterior in Sydney. —  Houzz
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DE atelier Architects added this to 9 Principles of Effective Passive Solar Design in and Around the Home29 September 2014

4. VegetationShading from trees and vegetation can also contribute to a passive solar design. Consider how you lay out your garden and the planting of tall trees which can improve the performance of your building. Planting deciduous trees, which have lush foliage over summer, can create beautiful shade to outdoor spaces and your home. Then when these trees shed their leaves in winter, the filtered sunlight can warm all the way into your living area. BONUS TIP: Plant dense vegetation on the western side of your home to shade the walls and windows from the setting sun. The afternoon is the hottest part of the day and is impossible to block unless you use a vertical device – trees are a natural answer.

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Susan Vale added this to Sandy Bay House14 January 2019

Reminds everyone of the oval house

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Louise Anderson added this to house design3 November 2014

Vegetation Shading from trees and vegetation can also contribute to a passive solar design. Consider how you lay out your garden and the planting of tall trees which can improve the performance of your building. Planting deciduous trees, which have lush foliage over summer, can create beautiful shade to outdoor spaces and your home. Then when these trees shed their leaves in winter, the filtered sunlight can warm all the way into your living area. BONUS TIP: Plant dense vegetation on the western side of your home to shade the walls and windows from the setting sun. The afternoon is the hottest part of the day and is impossible to block unless you use a vertical device – trees are a natural answer.

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