05 Aug '11, 5pm

Airy Architecture: 13 Homes Open to Nature

Airy Architecture: 13 Homes Open to Nature

Imagine being able to temporarily remove an entire wall of your home – or maybe every wall – to let in cool, fresh air in the heat of summer. That’s the idea behind these 13 open-air houses, which utilize either sliding panels, garage doors or permanently perforated screens to take advantage of natural ventilation and cooling. These airy designs not only lower energy bills, but foster a connection to the outdoors. The Paraty House by Marcio Kogan Architects (images via: contemporist ) Truly blurring the lines between indoors and out, this incredible beach house in Paraty, Brazil features massive sliding windows that completely open the interior spaces to an infinity pool and the shore beyond it. The home is made up of two cantilevered concrete volumes which jut out of a mountainside; residents arrive by boat. Kokopo House, Papua New Guinea (images via: world architecture n...

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