Altair Louvres assist with ventilation in Tasmanian home

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2 August 2013
Altair Louvres assist with ventilation in Tasmanian home
Altair Louvre Windows assist with ventilation in Tasmanian home.

This beautiful family home in Hobart, Tasmania has been designed by architect Nathan Crump of Room 11.

The single-level home barely disturbs its site high above Hobart City as it is secured by steel framework and supported by columns sunk directly into the slope of the hill to allow breathtaking views.

The house is orientated north for maximum winter solar gain with battened sliding screens and overhangs to reduce overheating in summer. It has a long linear plan and a ‘courtyard deck’ in the centre of the house. This covered deck is lined in aesthetically pleasing celery top timber and is a protected sun spot for the family to enjoy all year round.

The home mainly consists of large floor-to-ceiling fixed lite panels to make the most of the amazing views, while Altair Louvre Windows are located around the house to take advantage of natural breezes when needed in Tasmania’s temperate climate. The Altair Louvres also provide a visual and physical connection to the outdoor environment.

Nathan Crump expresses “Altair Louvres provide complete user control of natural cross ventilation, allowing maximum openings while maintaining the safety requirements for openings at heights.”

Architect: Nathan Crump, Room 11 Studio Pty Ltd, 03 6234 2847,

Builder: Lawless Builders,

Photographer: Jasmin Latona.


Breezway manufactures Altair Louvre Windows in glass, timber and aluminium. They are energy and cyclone rated and suitable for multi-storey applications.

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