Exterior, Beach House Building Type, Small Home Building Type, and House Building Type The adjustable, asymmetrical wooden shutters are extremely functional, providing privacy and shade from the hot afternoon sun, while still framing views outside. "When they're open, they also provide a sort of 'space-frame' density to the façade, like a verandah, when we had no room—or budget—to build a verandah," note the architects.

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