Florida-based studio Brillhart Architecture has designed a home fronted by slatted wooden shutters in a lush Miami forest. The house, named Brillhart Residence, is a single-storey building that reects a new architecture style of the tropics. It has adopted local construction techniques and materials during the design process. In response to local building codes and in anticipation of rising sea levels, the structure is lifted ve feet off the ground on top of concrete beams. The twobedroom house is compact and has the interior space spread over 1,500 sq. ft. and an additional external verandas add 800 sq.ft. The front porch is protected by hinged slats of western red cedar that run all along the street-facing side of the house. These can be swung open and shut for ventilation, and to screen the glass frontage from prying eyes.