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Airy Vacation Pad Acts Tough With a Dense Timber Screen

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Over in the outskirts of Jammu, India, where makeshift settlements have created a discordant terrain, Mumbai-based firm Sameep Padora & Associates has completed the Lattice House, a staggered stack of boxes that's supposed to bring some visual order to the surrounding landscape. The boxy volumes, which are offset so that each upper level shades the one beneath it, hide behind a dense screen of vertical cedar battens. This facade is intended to filter sunlight while creating an illusion of impenetrability. After all, in reality, the two-floor vacation home intentionally forgoes solid walls and partitions for openable enclosures of glass and wood.

· Sameep Padora's Lattice House is an Indian holiday home wrapped by wooden screens [Dezeen]
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