Todd Jersey Architecture

Vastine

Vastine Residence


VASTINE RESIDENCE

This building is a study in blending passive solar design-through architectural systems for regulating sunlight-with stylistic contemporary architecture.

The freestanding sun canopy acts as a solar regulator while providing dramatic visual effects. In winter, the sun's lower, narrower arc fills the space with light and warmth. In summer, direct sunlight is almost entirely screened from the room: The horizontal canopy blocks the high midday sun; finlike concrete columns mask the sun's lower, more oblique rays during the hot afternoons.