After reviewing many different resources, I am a little confused as to which plays a more significant role in determining building orientation: The sun or topography. I read in some sources that it is best to place a building's length along aka parallel to a topography line. In another source (Hyperfine) however, the "best" building layout on a hillside was a long building where the width of the building was parallel to to the topography because this allowed the length of the building to face south and puts the building on the east west axis (see attached image). Building F was the best answer. While I would have normally picked F, I thought that G may be better on a sloped site since it followed the contours. Can anyone make sense of this?
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