Gallery: The Renovated Aichinger House in Austria Has Curtains on the O...

© Kurt Hoerbst

We know of many creative solutions for keeping houses cool in the summertime, but this is the first time we’ve seen a house with its curtains on the outside! Hertl Architekten added tall drapes to the renovated Aichinger apartment building in Austria in order to mitigate solar gain and ensure privacy. We’re guessing they come down in poor weather, but at all other times – in lieu of a permanent facade – the exterior curtains create playful geometric patterns and shadows.

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1 Comment

  1. Charity B August 22, 2012 at 9:20 am

    What kind of climate/weather does the house experience? What kind of textile is the fabric? Thanks

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