The reach of light
into the house is normally 6.0 meters
, and there are many different possibilities to extend it. The simplest way to do so is to set windows higher
in the wall, ideally just below the ceiling. The second option is to build a sloping roof higher on the side of windows so that they can be larger and set even higher in the wall (example of the Molehouse Hoblina and its living room). There is also the possibility to bring more light into the house using sun tunnels, atriums, or optical fibres
. However, price and performance vary according to a particular house. It is ideal to have rooms that do not require direct illumination
from the exterior like toilet, bathroom or technical room in the back of the house, like in a flat.
The functioning of shading in summer: one possibility is to build an overhanging roof. However, you can also choose exterior blinds or shutters. By the way, interior blinds provide almost no protection against the heat in the house – once the heat gets through the window, it already heats up the house. The interior blinds only protect you from infrared light. Another suitable solution is awning that is used to shade only when it is necessary, without preventing the house from daylight as is unfolded horizontally.