Cool Down in Summer with Big Ass Fans Haiku Range

Integrating passive design principles in its projects, Arcke Architecture places high value on sustainability, both in terms of footprint and life cycle of the building, considering the interaction between architecture and landscape as well as the tactile and sensual response to materiality.



Striking in design, Cumming’s House by Arcke Architecture included the reuse and sympathetic modification of interior spaces with the requirement of an additional space. Incorporated a pop-out living room as part of a new pavilion, to help open up the northern views and provide an additional breezeway during summer, but warming northern light in the cooler months. Comprehensive glazing, including banks of louvers and the addition of a Haiku fan from Big Ass Fans, allowed Arcke to have maximum control over airflow and therefore evaporative cooling. The addition of large timber doors and windows allowed for a seamless indoor and outdoor experience.

For Arcke Architecture, good design is timeless. A warm, natural palette of materials were incorporated into Cumming’s House with lots of timber elements. “Not only does timber complement the original home, it is a sustainable product with many local options.” Kate Kennedy, Studio Manager of Arcke Architecture states. “Sustainability shouldn’t be a trend; it should be integrated wherever possible.”

Kennedy is a big fan of the Big Ass Fans Haiku collection. Kennedy specifies the company’s models in all Arcke’s architectural projects for their strong style statement, energy efficiency and the long-term cost savings they offer their clients. The Haiku range is regarded as the brainchild of cutting-edge engineering and beautiful design.

Cumming’s House also incorporated the Haiku I ceiling fan by Big Ass Fans to help celebrate the original modernist features of the heritage listed home, and provide a seamless indoor-outdoor transition.

“Ceiling Fans provide movement of air for natural cooling. [The] Outside ventilation is enhanced by the movement of the ceiling fans and that is seen as an extension of the natural ventilation.”.

When considering air movement and airflow benefits for the tropical climate, Arcke Architecture always talks to clients about Haiku fans. The balance between efficiency and aesthetics is something they find unique to Haiku fans.

For more information on Big Ass Fans products, visit their website here.

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