Solar Study

Aikido Studio

Comparison study of main assembly space in this project on the months of extremes for solar gain and natural light penetration. Study conducted to test the shade devices employed to allow for limited direct solar gain light in the summer while welcoming the light and heat gain for the winter.

January Study

solar heat gain light is deep and more intense

July Study

solar heat gain light is limited for the cooling season

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Living Summer Shade

See the winter and summer living shade solar study comparison

Living Summer Shade extension on South and West Exposure

Rendered images of living sun shade.

Living shade section.

Living shade structure integrated into SIP panel roof

July Solar summer sun test illustrates limited sun exposure into the space because of living shade and overhang elements.

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January Solar study below confirms the penetration of the warming winter sun with passive solar energy absorbed by the concrete floor heat sink.

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