Gallery: Shigeru Ban’s Elegant, Efficient Metal Shutter Houses

One of the hot spots for architecture right now is the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City. Next to several glitzy new glass-walled skyscrapers lies this elegant condo that stands to have a bigger influence on architecture over time. Designed by internationally-renowned architect Shigeru Ban, these Metal Shutter Houses have a kinetic façade that allows the occupants to open their loft-like spaces up or close them off from the elements. The “removable skin” is a simple but effective way to allow the building to adapt to changing environmental conditions without resorting to energy-intensive measures.

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  1. chrishanley March 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm

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