9 Best Homes With Interesting Screened Facades

Architecture 5 days ago DWell 19

If you're looking for a way to make a bold architectural statement from the outside of your home, an experimental screen-like facade could do the trick—while also providing other perks you may not expect.

Not only do screened facades draw the eyes of passersby, but they can also help bring more light into your interiors, create the perfect amount of privacy, and even improve circulation. Here are nine homes with creative facades that caught our attention.  

White Aluminum Slats

Designed by Melbourne practice Architects EAT, this house in the suburb of Kew in Melbourne is wrapped in a screen of white aluminum slats, which gives the house structural clarity, while harmonizing with architecture of its neighborhood.

Designed by Melbourne practice Architects EAT, this house in the Melbourne suburb of Kew is wrapped in a screen of white aluminum slats, which gives the house structural clarity.

Courtesy of Derek Swalwell

Courtesy of Derek Swalwell

Kevin Daly Architects created a geometric perforated, folding metal skin supported by an aluminum exoskeleton, which shades the two-story glazed courtyard-facing façade of this home in Venice, California.

Kevin Daly Architects created a perforated, folding metal skin supported by an aluminum exoskeleton that shades the two-story glazed facade of this home in Venice, California.

Courtesy of Benny Chan/Fotoworks

Courtesy of Benny Chan/Fotoworks

Using slats with varieds widths of space between them, Bureau Proberts created a striking angular slatted façade for this Brisbane home, which reveals triangular shapes, while hinting at the life concealed within.

Using slats with varied widths of space between them, Bureau Proberts created an angular slatted facade for this Brisbane home that reveals triangular shapes while hinting at the life concealed within.

Courtesy of Alicia Taylor

Courtesy of Alicia Taylor

To create the feel of a seaside retreat, Mitsuori Architects included Australian Ironbark wood slats on the rear-facing wall of this rorenovated this Victoiran heritage home in Melbourne. Ironbark is an incredibly durable hardwood that turns a beautiful silvery-gray as it weathers over time.

To create the feeling of being at a seaside retreat, Mitsuori Architects used Australian Ironbark wood slats on the rear-facing wall of this renovated Victorian heritage home in Melbourne. Ironbark is an incredibly durable hardwood that turns a beautiful slivery-gray as it weathers over time.

Courtesy of Michael Kai

Courtesy of Michael Kai

To provide maxizing privacy and natural light penetration for their clients, Belgium-based DMVA Architects created a frontage composed of “knitted” bricks, which bring light and air into the home.

To provide maximum privacy and natural light penetration, Belgium-based DMVA Architects created a frontage composed of "knitted" bricks, which brings light and air into the home.

Courtesy of Frederik Vercruysse

Courtesy of Frederik Vercruysse

102 potted olive plants sit in the nooks of this reinforced gridded-steel framework that wraps around the front of this Bangkok home designed by Thai architecture firm Anonym Studio.

102 potted olive plants sit in the nooks of this reinforced gridded-steel framework that wraps around the front of a Bangkok home designed by Thai architecture firm Anonym Studio.

Courtesy of Ketsiree Wongwan

Courtesy of Ketsiree Wongwan

To tackle the challenges of a steep slopping site and a tight budget, architect Dan Rockhill used a slatted exterior screen of Cumaru wood to shields inexpensive metal sidings for this Kansas home.

To tackle the challenges of having a steep sloping site and a tight budget, architect Dan Rockhill used a slatted exterior screen of Cumaru wood to shield the inexpensive metal sidings of this Kansas home. 

Courtesy of Dan Rockhill

Courtesy of Dan Rockhill

Using insulted metal panels that were rejected from the construction of a tennis center nearby, this sustainable home in Kansas by Studio 804 was inspired by the prefab Lustron houses that were developed in the United States after World War II.

Using insulated metal panels that were rejected from the construction of a tennis center nearby, this sustainable home in Kansas by Studio 804 was inspired by the prefab Lustron houses that were developed in the United States after World War II. 

Courtesy of Corey Gaffer Photograph

Courtesy of Corey Gaffer Photograph

The second level of this dining, bedroom and sun deck extension in Miami is clad in vine-covered metal trellises that provides the bedroom and bathroom with privacy, while bringing plenty of sunshine during the day.

The second level of this dining room, bedroom, and sundeck extension in Miami is clad in vine-covered metal trellises that provide the bedroom and bathroom with privacy while bringing in plenty of sunshine during the day.

Courtesy of Lukas Wassmann

Courtesy of Lukas Wassmann

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