simply put, literally translates to “sun shades,” which are exterior architectural elements placed over window openings. “basically, it blocks out the sun’s rays and helps lower temperatures,” says architect vincent martin pinpin.
modern homes and buildings usually have a large expanse of glass windows or glass curtain walls on its façades. In tropical climes like ours, with the sun beating on us all-year-round, this could pose a cooling problem, especially if the glass isn’t treated with uv tints. the architectural solution