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Modern small space in New Zealand with doors, deck, and passive insulation

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Originally appeared in 5 Gigantic Doors
on December 11, 2015
Modern small space in New Zealand with doors, deck, and passive insulation

Oriented to absorb the afternoon sun, floor-to-ceiling doors comprise two-thirds of the home’s west-facing walls, which open to an elevated deck overlooking Island Bay. Combined with extra-thick building insulation, this passive element provides sufficient heating for the home, even during winter months—a true feat given the region’s cold seasonal winds.

 

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