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7. Use other shading devices for windowsPeople usually prefer leaving windows open during summer to promote air circulation. However, open windows that are not adequately shaded can result in your home heating up very fast.
1. In this Bangalore house, Khosla Associates created a spacious living area that seamlessly connects to the outdoors through a full-length glazing on one side. Automated translucent blinds and matte walls add to the vertical experience of the space. This living room with the tall volume is layered with differently sized rectangular spaces that bring loads of depth to the area. A stairway, behind the wall, visible on the upper level, also adds more graphic complexity to the room.The warm wooden ceiling, juxtaposed with the cold exposed concrete wall, finds a warmth-evoking partner in the yellow Jaisalmer sandstone floor. These warm colours along with the deep-ink-blue wall accents work to make this double-height room an inviting space.