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Great Gulf Active House
Canada

Canadian nature is just as beautiful as it is rough. A house must be adapted to these conditions − when done successfully, the result is both comfortable and sustainable.

The removal of visual barriers between living spaces helped create the impression of a home much larger than its true 3,200 square feet. The open-floor plan is based on two intersecting axes that maximise cross-breezes and natural ventilation, thereby minimising reliance on air conditioning.

The removal of visual barriers between living spaces helped create the impression of a home much larger than its true 3,200 square feet. The open-floor plan is based on two intersecting axes that maximise cross-breezes and natural ventilation, thereby minimising reliance on air conditioning.

The removal of visual barriers between living spaces helped create the impression of a home much larger than its true 3,200 square feet. The open-floor plan is based on two intersecting axes that maximise cross-breezes and natural ventilation, thereby minimising reliance on air conditioning.

We might live indoors most of the time but human beings still long for the light, the air and the openness of the outdoors. We’re made this way. Sunshine, fresh air and beautiful spaces have a measurable effect on our bodies and minds,

says Tad Putyra, CEO of Great Gulf Homes, Low-Rise Division.

The removal of visual barriers between living spaces helped create the impression of a home much larger than its true 3,200 square feet. The open-floor plan is based on two intersecting axes that maximise cross-breezes and natural ventilation, thereby minimising reliance on air conditioning.

The removal of visual barriers between living spaces helped create the impression of a home much larger than its true 3,200 square feet. The open-floor plan is based on two intersecting axes that maximise cross-breezes and natural ventilation, thereby minimising reliance on air conditioning.


Product solutions used in this case

Electric "Fresh Air" skylights

Designed for both deck and curb mount installations, the VELUX Electric "Fresh Air" skylight is the perfect daylighting solution for overhead applications. It allows for abundant natural light, and with the touch of a button, opens to let in fresh air. And if you forget to close it, a rain sensor will shut the skylight during inclement weather.

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