Habitech's design system utilises 3D modelling to test and optimise the shading performance of our designs.
We provide our clients with 3D animations that accurately show sun paths in both summer and winter, and at what times throughout the day direct sunlight strikes the windows, in each season.
An example of this can be seen below, in this case for a house in Reservoir that we are currently documenting. On a site with north 45 degrees off the rear of the lot, our design approach has been a fully glazed corner opening onto a deck, that is covered with a fully retractable awning. The animation validates the efficiency of this approach, showing how windows receive full winter sun with the awning retracted, while remaining completely shaded in summer when the awning is closed.