Gallery: NET House Wards Off Pesky Mosquitos with Mesh Walls

 
Hidden inside, the cabinet contains the life blood of the house. When opened, a dining table and chairs can be folded down and arranged; and levels folded out create an entire kitchen, complete with microwave, refrigerator, and appliances. An internal entertainment system unfolds to include a TV, speakers, and stereo system. Once fully extended, the cabinet can also be used for its intended purpose- to hold clothing and accessories.

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  1. Heather Dewar July 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I grew up in a house with a very similar design, built in Miami, FL around 1955-60. The screens were fixed, not movable, and interior sliding glass doors could enclose living areas so they could be heated when necessary in winter. We had palms and other trees for visual screening, growing inside and outside the house, a 2nd floor patio and small 2nd floor-entry pool. Only an outer L of the cube-shaped house was under roof. When it rained we could sit on the patio under roof and reach out to feel the raindrops on our hands. Cross ventilation was so good that we never needed air conditioning. One problem: it was hard to keep burglars out, even with screens wired to an alarm. The screens shook on windy days and caused false alarms. The current owners took down all the screening, put up CBS walls, removed indoor plants andinstalled central ac – an asthetic and ecological crime in my book!

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