Collection by Diana Budds

Modern Sun Screens


Brise soleil—architectural devices that shade structures from sunlight—offer sculptural flourishes and passively cool buildings. We examine five examples from the Dwell archive.

Stephen Yablon Architect added on a striking modern pavilion to a traditional beach house in Sullivan's Island, South...
Slotted between the street-side enclosure and the living area is a breezy second-floor terrace.
Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget and a steep slope to build a modern Midwest haven for a family in...
Honolulu IBM BuildingVladimir Ossipoff’s iconic IBM Building, with its graphic concrete sunshade cladding, is sited in...
Passive ProgressiveStunning bamboo covers this house in Bessancourt, France, on all four sides, its lattice making up a...
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