Gallery: House 77 is a Modern Home Sheathed in a Funky Perforated Alumi...

Solar shading isn't exactly the sexiest-sounding thing in the world, but Portuguese studio dIONISO LAB has somehow managed to make it look quite titillating. It's safe to say that their House 77 in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, is the showstopper of the block with its futuristic aluminum façade which is (if you look closely) perforated with cutouts of symbols indigenous to the area. The home's shiny armor minimizes cooling costs by keeping the sun's rays at bay, but can be pulled aside whenever the homeowner wishes to show off the gorgeous minimalistic interior.

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