The Curved Roof House and Shading Devices for East and West Facades

 Ever looked at a new estate to find that every house is identical? – same bricks, same roof tiles, same yukka out the front… When you are building your forever home, do it right.

Here we look at the curved roof house – aesthetics, design and insulation and simple tricks to make living comfortable, affordable and beautiful. Shading devices for east and west facades are explored as practical, aesthetic and energy-saving measures.

Make your home somewhere you can escape to -somewhere that inspires and awes. Look beyond mass-produced housing. Let creativity in.

When you were a child, what did you imagine your house to be like? Back then, budget, work stressors, children, pets, utility costs and rates were of no concern. Go back to that time and design with creativity and imagination without restrictions. You may be surprised what ideas can be integrated!

The Curved Roof House

There is something playful and classy about the curved roof house.

Aesthetics: Depending on materials, the finished product can elicit completely different feelings and styles. The interior finish can be completely different to the exterior finish. Wood finishes may transport you back to a childhood treehouse. Translucent panels could wash the top level with light. The curved lines of the roof have a natural appeal, blending smoothly with their surroundings.

Design: Curved roof houses free up interior space. Before you approach the council for approval for a taller building, consider changing your roof. You’ll be amazed at how much space they take up. Wood, metal, polycarbonate – you name it, there are many material choices.

Insulation: With taller roofs, you can install a lot of insulation – which we know in Australia is essential. You can achieve the same result with a curved roof. Think about the insulation space actually needed in a roof cavity. How much space is left unused in a typical roof? You guessed it – a lot.

Integrate heat absorption materials and materials that naturally reflect or absorb heat. Look for high R values and low U values. Talk to a local architect. They will know the best quality products for your climate.

Shading Devices for East and West Facades

There is no part of Australia that isn’t touched by the eastern and western sun. For some of us, it just touches our homes and gardens enough. For others, it pours the heat on. Visit this link to view the louvres – Shading devices for east and west facades are a must.

Shading helps with managing heat gain inside the house which means less air conditioning. When it comes to choosing a shading device, look for good insulative properties. Don’t be afraid to be creative here as well! Shading doesn’t have to be bland. It can be a key design feature.

Louvres are a clever choice. As the sun moves throughout the day, having the option to rotate louvres can be incredibly helpful. Smart louvre systems move automatically ensuring the optimal amount of daylight and heat is maintained in the space. Louvres are a green choice! Not only do they improve our comfort throughout the seasons, louvres reduce lighting and cooling needs.

Other external shading device ideas:

  • Shading panels that protect the building and absorb a bulk of the heat – while also allowing diffused light through to the building. Shading panels are customisable. Play with colour, shapes and angles.
  • Trees are not always going to be an instant shading option, but in the long run, you’ll thank your former self. Why not have a tree that shades the house, produces and can hold a child’s swing?

Have fun with designing. You don’t have to have the same house as the Jennings next door and the Smiths across the street. Make your home a place you look forward to going to!