David A. Gross AIA

If the best scenic views are to the west, and prevailing westerly winds and late afternoon sun cause discomfort outside . . .

Then, step and rotate the building footprint to provide zones of protection.

Orient the building so that outside deck and patio areas are protected by the building itself while still affording opportunities for views.

Design large overhangs to block sun and reduce solar gain, and pergolas or arbor structures to provide partial shade.

Strategically place trees to mitigate wind while still preserving views.

1.1 Inhabit the Site

1.4 Climate Responsive Design

1.5 South Facing Outdoors

1.6 Sheltering Roof

1.8 Positive Outdoor Space

1.12 Functional Landscaping

David A. Gross / 970-901-988 / 1631 Emerson Street 309, Denver CO 80218

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