Sunroom in Pilwood house, UK [492]

Text from PlantsandgardensFigure 15.19. Pillwood House, a small vacation home near Cornwall, England, designed by English architects Colquhoun and Miller, is shown in photos, cross- section, floor plans, and an axonometric sketch. It embodies the two-zone principle, the larger zone being a glazed conservatory, and the smaller, or rear area, can be partitioned off according to heating needs. The closeup photo shows a detail of the mechanism for interior roller blinds that are drawn to minimize the summer’s heat. Louvered windows also provide ventilation. The concrete floor is a heat sink, absorbing radiation by day, releasing it by night



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Pilwood House TR3 6SD Feock , Cornwall
United Kingdom
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Ph1: Published in Arquitectura Viva 148
Others: From Plantsandgardens

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