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Woven screens cover cabin in Colombia by Santiago Pradilla + Zuloark
Despite these discrete areas, the home is effectively one large volume, divided only by woven screens made using the natural fibre Yaré that also create balustrades for the upper level. Similar woven shutters cover the entire southern elevation of the structure, allowing this side to be entirely opened up to the outside, shaded by the overhang of the roof.
Large wooden shutters filter light and air into Mallorcan home by Company Studio
he front maintains the strict composition of shuttered openings typical of the area, while at the back of the home the openings are expanded, with large glass doors covered by accordion-style iroko wood shutters.
Taliesyn designs open-air living spaces for Ksaraah house in Bangalore
To minimise the building's impact on the environment, its electricity is generated by solar panels. There is no need for mechanical air conditioning, thanks to the open-air design, and the building's structure also incorporates passive cooling.
Glazed pool and huge hinged shutters offer views of Copacabana Beach from Rio de Janeiro hotel
When opened up entirely, the hinged screens reveal the balconies and large windows of the suites behind, while closing the panels creates a homogenous front that provides shade from the strong Brazilian sun.