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All about Home Orientation

All about Home Orientation

Today, let’s talk about positioning our house with the sun’s path and wind patterns, which help with visual and thermal comfort. So come, let’s dive right in.

Home Orientation

It significantly improves your comfort level inside your space by receiving natural energy. It symbolizes positivity and goodness that suits every climatic zone, like sunlight, rainfall, and wind.

Why does it play a vital role while designing our house?

As we all know, building and ambiance will affect our well-being and mood by keeping us lively and engaged. The orientation relates to a building facade or a room to maximize solar gain.

Due to the high intensity of solar radiation, especially during eventide, the internal gain of the radiation is high.

It would be best to plan your house doors and windows in the East that allow the UV rays to penetrate during morning hours.

The intensity of this radiation mostly depends on its angle of incidence.

Benefits of Home Orientation

  • Cross ventilation increases the comfort within the space during hot regions and blocks the same during frosty.
  • While looking for visual comfort, the building has to be oriented east-west rather than north-south, so it lets to minimize glare from the sun rising and setting.
  • The open space in the western direction helps to protect you from all the harmful rays.

The building has to be situated in the southern direction to get a high level of solar radiation.

The house oriented from the East of the South will help you to receive morning radiation, and the West of the South will receive late afternoon solar radiation.

The building in the hill or mountain region has to be oriented north-south.

A passive solar house must be fabricated on the mountain’s south-facing slope to avoid the utmost shading when the hill blocks the low-angled sun on the north side.

Orientation of location

While designing the proper ventilation system, the location of your house is a key factor that helps you to understand the wind flow between effective and ineffective ventilation systems.

Orientation of Rooms

  • The living area should face north to receive a high level of solar energy for warmth and natural light.
  • The bedrooms should be positioned between the southeast and northwest to receive solar radiation.
  • The staircase and the store room should be placed between northeast and northwest as you spend less time, so they require less light.
  • The veranda must cover the building, so you can safely move in case of a heatwave or heavy rainfall.
  • The kitchen has to be positioned between the northeast and southeast.
  • Let’s look at the geographical location as these radiations are based on it.
Wind Direction

You need to prioritize the velocity and direction of the wind flow, which helps to have proper natural ventilation within your space.

Rainfall

The rainfall can be at its peak during cyclones, so to deal with it, the sunshades will help to protect your interior space.

So, the retained heat helps to regulate the internal temperature at night.

Hence, Home orientation helps you to enjoy maximum ventilation and natural light in all climatic conditions.

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