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Cape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan Architects

Cape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan ArchitectsCape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan Architects
Cape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan ArchitectsCape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan Architects

Here’s information about this cape schanck house from Paul Morgan Architects :

This house is located in an area near rugged coastline subject to strong prevailing winds and sits within an expanse of native tea tree. The pattern of tree growth is caused by light stimulus, or phototropism. In this project the analysis of dynamic forces wind energy, wind turbulence and phototropism have informed the modeling of the building envelope.

Cape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan ArchitectsCape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan Architects

Cape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan ArchitectsCape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan Architects


Within the living room the ceiling wraps down to an internal water tank. The tank cools the ambient air temperature of the living room during summer, supplies rain water, and structurally carries the roof load.

Cape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan ArchitectsCape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan Architects
Cape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan Architects Cape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan Architects


Wind scoops on the south elevation also act as a passive thermal device. These scoops trap cooling winds during summer whilst providing shading from the hot afternoon sun.

For further detail visit Cape Schanck House Design by Paul Morgan Architects.

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