Building a home on or by the beach of course presents a different series of problems. This simple concrete box has a modern and minimalist interior, but it is slightly more than meets the eye. The large front and rear glass walls which open up to the elements. These openings are surrounded by small eye hooks which can be used to affix mesh sheeting to protect the house from the rain, wind and flooding in a storm. Completed in 2012, villa921 was designed by Harunatsu Archi.
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