I am wondering if any of you have any experience with awning windows. I am looking at a condo with large awning windows on the side (height that almost goes from ceiling to a little higher than the floor). Actually I don't know how they look like since I've never been there before (still in construction). I hear it is supposed to open only like 6 inches from the bottom. My question is will it provide enough air ventilation? Seems to me like because the awning window has an interesting way of opening up (bottom pushes out), the wind is not able to directly flow inside. It has to go around. Will it be enough to ventilate the place if i.e. there is only one window per room that can be opened? Each room has 3 windows.
Can't say for the US market (as I don't have first hand experience over here), but in the UK if those windows didn't provide adequate ventilation (open-able window area) they would not be allowed to be used in the construction of a new home (building). They wouldn't get pass UK Building Regulations.
Therefore if the US is anything like the UK in that regard, I would say those windows are ok! for the environment they are being put into. That said, it doesn't guarantee you as an individual living in that condo will be happy with them (the amount of natural ventilation they provide), as different people tend to prefer certain environments eg