Altair louvre windows are a major highlight in the design of a 300m² Balinese inspired ‘pavilion-style’ luxury pole home at Trinity Beach in Far North Queensland.

Designed by multi-award winner Chris Van Dyke, the spectacular house is perched up high on an ambitious hillside, bordering a World Heritage rainforest and overlooking the Great Barrier Reef.

The beautifully designed energy-efficient house consists of four separate living areas, interconnected by outdoor raised walkways that extend through the forest. The challenging project is located in Climate Zone 1. With hot summers and mild winters, an average house in Climate Zone 1 will use more energy for cooling than for heating.

Each pavilion in this home features Altair louvre windows extensively with clear glass blades taking advantage of the ocean views and hilltop breezes, maximising natural ventilation without the need for artificial cooling systems.

The fresh air that filters through the Altair louvre windows significantly improves the comfort and indoor air quality for building occupants while privacy is ensured with timber and Satina glass blades strategically placed around the home. When open, the louvres let in fresh natural air, reducing the amount of solar heat gain through the windows.

Altair louvre windows are available from Breezway .