Perforated shutter on housing in Montréal, by KANVA 
Irene is a block of flats built in an old brick warehouse. One of its walls is masked with a new layer of metal windows and shutters.
A terrace separates the old body of the new glass facade. The shutters are made of a workable protections perforated steel sheet. The vertical axis swing leaves can have the entire height of a plant or separated into a zone and an upper ledge.
The gap thus created allows to control microclimate that affects the building, offering sun protection, privacy and controlled ventilation
More info: Plataforma Arquitectura
PH1: Sylvie Rabbat - World architecture news
PH2 & 4: Jimmy Hamelin
PH3: Marc Cramer
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Tuesday, 9 April, 2013 - 16:42