Architecture · April 6, 2021 1

Window Shutters Were Designed To Follow The Roofline On This House

FIGR Architecture Studio has designed a new home in Essendon, Australia that incorporates mechanically operated shutters that seamlessly match the exterior of the house.

A modern home with a white exterior incorporates mechanically operated shutters that seamlessly match the siding on the house.
A modern home with a white exterior incorporates mechanically operated shutters that seamlessly match the siding on the house.

The custom-fabricated shutters with a white finish, have been strategically positioned on the first floor above the carport, providing maximum flexibility in managing solar access and views to the nature strip.

A modern house with operable exterior shutters.
A modern house with operable exterior shutters.

Inside the home, the shutters are visible in the bedroom, creating a sense of privacy and at the same time, allowing light to filter through when opened.

A modern bedroom with exterior shutters that can open to provide street views, or closed for privacy.
A modern bedroom with exterior shutters that can open to provide street views, or closed for privacy.

The shutters match the design of the exterior siding on the house, which wraps around to the rear of the home, where a brick patio is partially shaded.

A modern home with a partially shaded brick patio.
A partially shaded brick patio with a built-in planter.

Sliding glass doors connect the patio with the interior living room, creating a true indoor/outdoor living environment. A wood ceiling also travels between the two spaces and adds a sense of warmth to the home.

Sliding glass doors connect the patio with the interior living room, creating a true indoor / outdoor living environment.
A modern living room with a wood ceiling.

In the kitchen, deep green cabinets have been paired with light wood and gray countertops, while the island creates a place for seating.

In this modern kitchen, dark green upper cabinets have been wood lower cabinets and concrete countertops.
In this modern kitchen, dark green upper cabinets have been wood lower cabinets and concrete countertops.
In this modern kitchen, dark green upper cabinets have been wood lower cabinets and concrete countertops.
Modern dark green shelving is paired with wood cabinets.

Connecting the interior spaces with the carport is a small courtyard with bricks surrounding small pockets of greenery. In the open space above, there’s a net for relaxing in the sun.

Connecting the interior spaces with the carport of this modern home, is a small courtyard with bricks surrounding small pockets of greenery. In the open space above, there's a net for relaxing in the sun.
Connecting the interior spaces with the carport of this modern home, is a small courtyard with bricks surrounding small pockets of greenery. In the open space above, there's a net for relaxing in the sun.
Connecting the interior spaces with the carport of this modern home, is a small courtyard with bricks surrounding small pockets of greenery. In the open space above, there's a net for relaxing in the sun.
A small courtyard with bricks, plants, and a net for relaxing above.
Photography by Tom Blachford