Windowless Home Tilts Open To View The Surrounding Landscape [Pics]

Windowless Home Tilts Open To View The Surrounding Landscape [Pics]

A unique design takes inspiration from the camera obscura to offer a new lighting solution.

Plus Aziz
  • 30 may 2013

Located in a rural area of Paraguay, the Caja Oscura home is windowless and sheathed by a steel box around its 85 square meters. The building plays with properties of light in a masterful way. Architect Javier Corvalán was inspired by the camera obscura, making the house’s modular “cover” manually operated with a hand winch and tips open to a 25 degree angle, creating a shaded porch area and allowing for natural ventilation. Domus describes this unique feature in greater detail:

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