A Place in the Sun

This book details how 40 residential architecture projects across Australia and New Zealand respond in varying ways to the sun. As simple as this sounds, the effects of the sun on a house in Northern Queensland and a house at the southern end of the South Island of New Zealand are starkly different. To play these out on the page, in consultation with the author Stuart Harrison, we implemented some simple structural ideas. Firstly we organised the content according to latitude, and included a latitudinal marker system in the gutter. Secondly and thirdly we instituted that all plans were reproduced at the same scale and with North always facing up the page, so that readers over time could more easily read the relative scales of dwellings and their orientation to the sun. We also included a crucial diagram on the cover, underneath the jacket, that illustrates the difference between summer and winter sun, and how eaves can shield from the former and welcome in the later - this diagram was stamped over the cover photograph in a clear foil.

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Chase & Galley is a small design studio based in Melbourne with a critical interest in print publication design. The studio is peopled by Stuart Geddes and Tristan Main.

Chase & Galley started life as a collaboration between Stuart Geddes and Jeremy Wortsman, emerging from their first project together - Is Not Magazine. Due to his expanding commitments to the Jacky Winter Group, which he founded, Jeremy left the studio.

Stuart continues a teaching relationship with RMIT and Monash Universities, is on the board of West Space, one of Melbourne's most prestigious and innovative ARIs, was for two years the art director of Monument magazine, was for two years a councillor for AGDA Victoria, and in 2008 was an international judge on the London D&AD awards in the Newspaper and Magazine design jury.

Colophon

Colophon

Designed by Chase & Galley.

Typeset in Plan Grotesque, designed by Nikola Djurek and published by Typotheque and Georgia, designed by Matthew Carter.

Published on Stacey by Anthony Kolber.

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