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.