Top 10 Lattices, lights and shadows to separate spaces

It is well known that materiality and light are a fundamental part of architecture. But on the other hand there is a key element in design that combines these two factors perfectly; lattices. Whether in different materials, shapes and sizes, these openwork walls provide a dynamic design with great sensitivity to light.

 The lattices have been used during architecture history to play with light, shadows and generating different spatial qualities, elegant and fun. Lattices are great designing elements that can adapt to every style, vernacular, modern or contemporary, they are always a plus value.

 Today in this More With Less  ranking we bring you a selection of architecture projects, where light and lattices play an important role in design.


House iguana, when tradition becomes timeless

House Iguana, is located in Alvarado, at the sorroundings of Veracruz, Mexico. A family dwelling, designed by the local architecture studio, Obra blanca.




ec pavilion, a traditional construction designed for future generations

Ec pavilion is located in Elche, Spain, the land of traditional celebrations where mediterranean gastronomy and family are the main reason for meetings. As families tend to increase, it becomes necessary to transform the traditional spaces. Measuraarchitecture team was in charge of designing this singular project.




House in Piedrabuena

This project of the study Muka Arquitectura, is developed in la mancha, in a house in Piedrabuena.The ceramics, in the house in Piedrabuena, acquires diverse qualities like relevant element in the house. The continued presence of this material in the municipality and the low budget suggested a proposal to re-read its more material condition.




Aspen Art Museum (AAM) designed by Shigeru Ban

The state-of-art Aspen Art Museum (AAM) was open last August and was designed by 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Shigeru Ban. This museum is located close to beautiful Colorado’s Elk Mountains. This museum is basically a cube made of glass and wrapped in a lattice made of paper, resin and wood veneer. This lattice covers two Aspen Art Museum’s façades.




Ap Cobogó, a restoration with a personal identity

Ap Cobogó, is a small dwelling, more precisely an apartment, it is located in Sao Paulo city, the Brazil’s financial capital. The renovation of this space has been carried out by the architect  Alan Chu




Los Terrenos, a house that mimics its surrounding flora and fauna

Discreetly hidden among its natural surroundings, Los Terrenos is a private holiday retreat that stands out by blending itself with its wooded site. Los Terrenos, or The Terrains, is located on a forested hillside adjacent to the southwest side of Monterrey.Designed by Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao of Mexico City-based Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, the residence inconspicuously blends into the greenery through a mix of spatial fragmentation and reflections.




Block house, the beauty of practicality

Block house is a summer home located in La Pedrera, 134 miles from uruguayan capital; Montevideo. In a plane zone surrounded by young eucalyptus trees that belongs to a beach resort area in the Atlantic coast, it hides a simple and cosy house, designed by Gualano + Guano architecture studio.




Villa Tranquille, how to catch the landscape with a simple geometric game

Villa Tranquille is located in Saint-André-de-Sangonis, a southern region in France. It is settle in a ver complex area, although with a beautiful view of the Hérault valley, the Artelabo architecture studio designs this white, minimalist but yet tradictional house.




F White in Kashiwa by Takuro Yamamoto

F White is a house in Kashiwa, Japan. Takuro Yamamoto Architects design a seemingly hermetic box but, on the contrary, it expands inside onto a central courtyard that diffuses light and Japanese winds to all corners. Designers organize ambiences into a space open to the sky, peace and calm, a space isolated from the routine and where to bring a pause for a moment.




Inverdon House by Chloe Naughton

Inverdon House is a home for a soon to be retired couple, located in rural North Queensland, Australia, and deisgned by Australian architect, Chloe Naughton. After finishing her studies in Architecture, returned to her native Bowen in North Queensland to oversee the construction of a house that she has designed for her parents, on the site of her childhood home. This particular region is notorious for its many cyclones, and so it was imperative that house be sturdy, concrete house that “wasn’t going anythere,” in the storm. Although Naughton’s parents haven’t yet retired, the house was designed to accomodate for wheelchairs and live-in carers.