Architect – Luigi Rosselli Architects
Photography – Nicholas Watt
Tilt collaborated with the Luigi Rosselli to design an operable awning for the architecturally designed home. When fully retracted the awning is a continuous form of the facade, offering the residence an all-weather balcony to enjoy the ocean front view.
Luigi Roselli’s concept called for the awning to be housed under the eaves to allow for the largest area of shade possible while still being able to fully retract under the balcony.
The design features two large sliding panels with functionality to retract in high winds.
- Limited space available
Due to limited space available under the eave and in the roof void, CAD modelling, site measures and coordination of adjacent trades was involved to ensure the design would fit into the space and geometry of the facade.
- Ocean front location
The ocean front location has the nature of potential high corrosion risk. We selected appropriate materials, ensured separation of dissimilar metals and appropriate surface protection.
- High load capacity of telescopic slides
The long telescopic slides required specialist hardware imported from the USA to accomodate the high load capacity.
The final design is a telescopic sunshade with aluminium battens that sits flush with the adjacent structure. When open, the screens slide like large drawers on side runners out from its housing under the house eaves. The automated wind sensors retract the shade in high winds.2
the balcony awning includes 2 shade screens each 2.1mx2.2m in size1.7m
extension of the screens to allow for maximum coverage20sec
operation time for awning to open or retract
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