Architecture / June 22, 2018 /
Utility spaces and garages should be placed to shield the house from cold winter winds. In snowy climates, put garage and house entries on a sunny exposure to help melt snow. In many US climates, an inside corner facing southeast provides outdoor space sheltered from cold northwest winds. Put windbreaks between the house and cold winds, and cut trees which block summer breezes and desirable sun.
The designer spent weeks or month developing the designs, so he is familiar with every aspect of the building. This puts the designer in a better position to provide a solution to place your home on the lot. With that kind of insight, the designer will consider things such as slope conditions, solar conditions, and other design considerations in reference to your home that may be missed by others.