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building. The design appr
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a cr
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age int
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ached Gr
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original f
eatur
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the client’
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ation and Design
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spac
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and impr
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arm is situat
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via quit
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loc
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facing, on the br
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xtension is designed t
t pr
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eatur
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scenery and is the mos
mas
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xisting s
tone walls and fl
oor
ent
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e. of the gar
age. The lar
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s old with onl
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design intr
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tone building is o
ver 200 y
ear
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allow solar r
adiation int
o the spac
e which is
few narr
ow windows, indeed ther
erials and then r
eleased
absorbed by the dense mat
window orient
ated south. It appear
ed that the f
arm-
slowl
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o the living spac
e. The thermal
house was c
ompr
omised in t
erms of c
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ort
abl
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properties of the s
tone mediat
e the heat ther
eby
living ac
commodation by the positioning and design emper
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educ
es
reducing oscillating t
gy
of the gar
age.
adic
al design it centr
al heating demands, thus minimising ener
arbon emis
sions.
CJ
Partner
ship r
ealised that with a r
bills f
or the oc
cupants and cutting c
would be pos
sibl
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e dwelling t
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ver the glazing t
o pr
ovide
ed summer
life. This would all
ow f
or a light, enjo
yabl
e living
o mak
e a
solar shading, eliminating high-angl
spac
e and would gr
asp the opportunity t
sunshine fr
om the spac
e; c
oupl
ed with the use of
educ
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ed
dramatic alt
eration t
o the gar
age, in or
der t
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the huge pot
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heat gain and ensur
The lis
ted building s
tatus of the design pr
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e,
overheat and ther
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e does not r
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erations had t
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