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Husband-and-wife architect’s duo Jacob and Melissa Brillhart’s own home reflects a new architecture for the tropics, which is deeply connected to its natural surroundings. Inspired by a mix of Dog Trot, American Glass Pavilion typology and Tropical Modernism, the 20-foot long home features a full facade covered in western red cedar shutters that allow crossed ventilation as well as a filter for excess light and curious looks coming in from the street. It was designed with specific local building codes in mind, and is lifted five feet off the ground in anticipation of rising sea levels.

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Photos by Claudia Uribe

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