Gallery: O-House’s Cut-Out Double Skin Protects it From the Sun’s Rays

Designed for a very wealthy client, the glass structure is encapsulated with a circular cut-out skin. Resembling port holes, the heavy concrete façade filters light into the glass interior, while also reflecting the lake, mountains and greenery of the site. The outside skin creates privacy for the interior, while also blocking the sun’s rays, and reducing solar heat gain. In the winter, it helps hold in hot air, keeping the interior nice and toasty.

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