Friday, May 15, 2009

A Sailing House?

This house is not special, except for one thing; someone actually thought when designing it. Big glass windows plus sun equals heat. That is common knowledge to most people. The way to combat that is either to remove the heat by putting in massive air conditioning systems (not so popular today with global warming considerations, and certainly not common in Denmark), or to shield against the sun. The latter is the solution in the Sail House. Instead of using traditional blinds or curtains they have used these white sails on rollers on the balconies that can be rolled in front of the window to shield against the sun...and nosy eyes too.

These 118 apartments are for rent only, and they're affordable for a family with double income, or a single with a high one. And as written on the sign, there are still some vacant apartments here.