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'Perforated House' By Kavellaris Urban Design Offers Its Residents Style And Privacy Control (VIDEO)

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Making sure our homes are private sanctuaries is a contant struggle. (After all, no one likes a peeping Tom!) But, to save one family the trouble of installing concealing drapes and compromising their view, the Australian architecture firm Kavellaris Urban Design (KUD) imagined a slightly different solution: the "perforated" house. And though it sounds kind of strange, the concept effectively offers its residents a greater sense of seclusion.

The intriguing facade is made up of layers of glass and perforated metal panels, creating shadows that prevent onlookers from viewing in, while the residents can still look out. KUD achieved this goal with "the use of operable walls, doors, curtains and glass walls which enables the occupants to control the experience and environment."

The trend toward homes with interactive features is becoming more common in contemporary architecture. Recently, we featured a home where occupants can choose to change the position of rooms based on the seasons and direction of the sun.

Watch the video above for full details on the perforated house, and let us know what you think in the comments below. Would you dare to live in such an interesting space?

Interested in high-tech homes? Take a look at our slideshow of the ways you can make your home one of the "smartest" ones on the block.

H/T: Arch Daily

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