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Old 08-26-2020, 07:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The relevant 'dimensions' are the inside and outside. As with fineness ration there is a sweet spot.

A mirror-shuttered ridge cap would want to be N-S. Passive structures want E-W. Heat loss is related to exposed 'frontal area' to the prevailing winds. N-S ridge on an E-W plan was a feature of the Shingle Style.

A compromise between the archaic box and the geodesic future would be an octagon plan.
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