Gallery: The Marcus House is a Breezy Beach Bungalow That Needs No Air ...

The Marcus House is a breezy beach home in Queensland, Australia which possesses a lightness that is far from unbearable - in fact, it's downright irresistible. Instead of chopping down the 100 year old Morton Bay Ash tree that grows on the site, Bark Architects designed the home around it, highlighting it as a focal point through the scale and proportion of the surrounding structures. The two pavilions that make up the house are characterized by glass slats that can be opened and closed to either keep out the elements or let in passively cooling breezes. This smart feature makes such great use of the site's ocean winds that air conditioning is rendered obsolete and has not been installed in the house at all.

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  1. yrag01 May 1, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    It’s a gorgeous house.

    Adjustable glass slats for ventilation I understand. I do have one question though, how is that the homes of the rich don’t become infested with flies, mosquitoes and other airborne insects without screens?

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