The drawing above from Matts Myhrman’s and S.O. McDonald’s free strawbale building book Build it With Bales is very clear. It shows how angled window openings let in more light than squared window openings. You’ll also get better views and have more space in doorways this way. Angled and curved openings are both effective.
Square corners and tunnel-like window and door openings just don’t look right to me on natural homes. Gently curved openings and corners are much more elegant. Rounded openings have numerous advantages. Around windows, they allow more light into the home and improve the view. And they add a little extra space around doors, making it … Read more