Metal Shutter House

Metal Shutter House

Michael Moran/Nadine Johnson Public Relations via Bloomberg

The exterior of the Metal Shutter House, an 11-story boutique condominium, in Manhattan's West Chelsea, New York. Metal-mesh shades retract above two-story-high window walls that open by folding up into the ceiling. The eight-unit, all-duplex building was designed by Shigeru Ban, an architect based in Tokyo and Paris.