In Cambridge, Massachusetts, a 19th century home has been transformed by the use of polycarbonate, a synthetic resin, to improve its internal layout and thermal efficiency.
Italian architects Alessandro Armando and Manfredo di Robilant, clad the house in polycarbonate, which is translucent on the street side to allow passers-by to see the house’s internal structure.
The architects used louvres to allow light and air into the building while protecting views inside.
Polycarbonate also offers health benefits too in the form of protection from harmful UV.
Check out the giant louvred shutters on wheels!