Louvers are shutter-like fins that can permit or prevent light and air from entering a space. In this Japanese home, the giant white pieces let shadows dance differently around the house, depending on the time of day.
The big white facade curves along the shape of the road running beside it, and between each louver is a two-storey window. Architects Shintaro Fujiwara and Yoshio Muro said the point of these prominent parts are to allow the sun to be felt inside from any direction.
This particular louvered house is interesting if you put it into context of this barn-like louvered place, because it’s a totally different style, but uses a similar features, at least in concept. But what they have in common is that both structures do wonderful things with light.