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Exterior blinds made of bamboo provide privacy and sun protection for an urban villa in Singapore

A city villa in Singapore inspires with a clever concept for privacy and sun protection . Exterior blinds made of bamboo shield the residents from their neighbors while allowing a view to the outside. The electrically controllable panels allow as much sunlight as desired to enter the interior during the summer months. Since the angle of the panels can be adjusted depending on the sun’s angle of incidence, the house is both protected from the sun’s strong rays and ventilated. In this way, residents can regulate the room temperature naturally and even without air conditioning.

Exterior blinds made of bamboo: privacy and sun protection from natural materials.

modern family house privacy screen for upper floor

Located in a densely populated neighborhood in Singapore, the urban villa has direct neighbors on three sides. The short distance between the buildings in the neighborhood significantly complicated the planning of the floor plan. The clients wanted a comfortable house where they could relax in a modern ambience. They envisioned a three-story building with an open floor plan on the first floor, with several bedrooms on the second floor and a spacious home office on the second floor. Privacy and solar control played a critical role in the comfort of the living space.

Exterior blinds made of bamboo cheap alternative for sun protection in summer

Wallflower’s architects opted for a modern minimalist house made of concrete with abundant glazed fronts. The clear contours, the white color of the plaster facade and the many, large windows give the building its typical minimalist look and blend it harmoniously into the streetscape. Large panels made of bamboo, an indigenous and inexpensive natural material, provide privacy and sun protection. This allows the light levels in the house to be regulated as desired in the morning and evening, while the strong midday sun is kept out.

facade design with adjustable blinds made of local materials house in Singapore

Through the bamboo panels not only the private area of the builders, but also the living area and even the front garden is screened. So nothing stands in the way of cozy evenings with friends. At the same time, the exterior bamboo blinds give the facade a natural touch and create visual links between the modern and traditional construction methods from the region. Even the balcony on the second floor is equipped with external blinds. The external blinds made of bamboo not only allow to regulate the light conditions in the room, but also create exciting lighting effects, protect the facade from the strong rays of the sun and at the same time allow ventilation.

Urban villa in Singapore with modern interior

Living room with living wall as a room divider and upholstered furniture


The interior of the urban villa inspires with a modern concept. On the first floor, the living wall serves as an efficient room divider and separates the living room from the kitchen and the hallway. The retro style upholstered furniture creates a deliberate style break to this and invites you to linger with a book in hand. A three-seater sofa, a couch and two armchairs provide enough seating for the whole family and their guests. A rug marks the comfortable seating area. Patterned upholstered pillows, vases and bowls add variety to the color scheme.

modern minimalist kitchen with cooking island and dining table for eight

The kitchen with adjoining dining area is a true minimalist work of art. The handleless cabinet fronts and cooking island with sink do not let you guess at first glance that it is a kitchen landscape. At the same time, the eat-in kitchen is equipped with everything necessary for the hobby chef to prepare delicious meals in everyday life. Right next to the kitchen is a functional dining area with a long table for eight. The kitchen opens to the terrace and garden through sliding glass doors.

electronically controlled blinds from bamboo panels for the bedroom


The bedroom is a real oasis of peace. If desired, it can be screened by bamboo panels or additionally darkened by opaque curtains. The exterior blinds let the view through and the natural material relaxes the eyes. The bedroom is equipped with sliding glass doors and with glass railings. This allows for a seamless connection between inside and outside.

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The bathroom also has large windows and exterior bamboo blinds

Bathroom with window and modern bathroom furniture and ceramic bathtub

The walk-in closet is a custom design

Walk in closet modern decorating ideas

Shelving system in the hallway provides storage space for small items

Family house with runners in the hallway modern design with storage space

The staircase looks out to the garden

staircase with wooden railings and view to the garden

A home office is set up on the third floor

Solid wood shelving system with lighting in home office

View from the stairwell to the panels made of bamboo

Vertical external blinds made of bamboo on the suspended facade of a city villa

The vertical exterior blinds are electronically adjustable

Suspended facade with privacy and sun protection from panels of bamboo for summer

This allows to regulate the light conditions in the living area

Facade design with natural materials for better indoor climate

The panels in front of the bedroom

Blinds from bamboo on the balcony of a city villa

The bamboo panels give the minimalist façade an extra zing

house with bamboo blinds in Singapore for better air circulation

Modern family home in the middle of a densely populated area

Privacy screen with blinds in the summer facade of a city villa modern and homely design

Behind the simple facade hides a minimalist work of art

Privacy screen with steerable blinds on the facade of a city villa in Singapore

Plant pots and ornamental trees add variety

 Suspended facade and bamboo privacy screen ideas for balcony

View from the side: the city villa

Adjustable exterior blinds made of several panels of bamboo screen the second floor

The lighting emphasizes the most important architectural elements

Exterior blinds provide privacy in the evening

The house facade in the evening

Bamboo privacy screen for city villa with direct neighbors

Building plan from the modern family house and from the suspended facade with the external blinds

Exterior blinds bamboo sketch of the project of the facade

The second floor houses the bedrooms

Exterior blinds made of bamboo on the facade of a city villa construction plan

A project by Wallflower