- Site Analysis
- Site Use
- Passive Design
- Material Use
- Wet Areas
- Health and Safety
- Other Resources
Considering how a building and site impact on each other, enhancing energy efficiency, comfort and convenience.
Views enhance the enjoyment of a house and add value to the property. They may be panoramic, presented as a framed view (that is, a strategically placed window or opening in a wall) or create a view shaft between hills or trees.
To take advantage of views, a house may need:
- to be located higher on the site
- to have an additional storey or part storey to allow a view that is otherwise out of sight
- to be compromised for solar gain or minimising wind effect.
See the section on passive design (location, orientation and layout) for more information about maximising views.
Updated: 02 April 2015