A Miami villa by the name of Villa Allegra, designed by locally based design company Oppenheim Architecture, is designed to actually embrace the outdoors and the elements rather than shunning them.
Come to think about it, most of the houses and villas we see are designed to protect the inhabitants from the outdoors at all costs, but this is where this Miami villa stands out. Considering the area's gorgeous tropical weather, this particular villa is instead designed to welcome the sunshine. For this reason, it is fitted with a large skylight above the swimming pool, while a substantially sized backyard encourages residents to get oudoors and take in the sunshine.
Villa Allegra goes to show the importance of tweaking architectural principles to the local climate and environment.
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