23 Jun '15, 2pm

#Luiis_3x ] Vietnam’s Vegan House is covered from top to bottom in vibrantly painted shutters... [ #Luispokel ]

Styling homes with shutters, or jalousie windows, is common in Southeast Asia. Yet, the designers kicked things up a notch by decking out the entire structure with the panels, varying in vibrant colors. Even the roof is made of shutters, with some strategically removed so plant life can grow upward toward the sun. In fact, including greenery in all corners of the building is a strong theme throughout the design. Not only can guests control daylight on each floor with this feature, but also ventilation. Block Architect designers add, “These windows have been used in Vietnam for a long time because of ventilation. They are now rearranged into a new facade and create a special attraction, as well as harmonising with the ancientness of the entire area.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/vietnams-vegan-house-is-covered-from...

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