|Hutong Town||Residential buildings|
The building of a group of one-storey to two-storey residential buildings facilitates a great density of housing development. A satisfactory ground plan is made up of building sites at least 60 sqm. One of the indispensable characteristics of the houses is the courtyard occupying a third of the building site. The courtyard can have a glazing like a greenhouse and this way be used for two thirds of the year, regardless of rain or storm. The glass roof can be opened by motor or the glass roof can be build with solid glazing and ventilation flaps. The shading installation works independently and fully automatically. The courtyard is not heated. - It is the optical highlight of the house, especially in the evening and with suitable lighting. The courtyard and the living area might be secured from the outside by curtains and walls.