Sun Shading Products to Complement the Landscape

Under the watchful eye of Michael Ong Design Office, an Ivanhoe East home, Boulevard House underwent an impressive renovation and extension.



With a brief to cater to the needs of the client’s growing family and improve the home’s connection to its surrounding environment, the design team incorporated innovative solutions to create a home that featured passive solar protection, thermal comfort and energy efficiency. The careful selection of materials and finishes can be seen in the Shade Factor sun shading products.

Michael Ong, Director at MODO, says “We have used these blinds on many projects before and appreciate their flexibility in providing a wide range of shading options. They allow the house to either let in a sot and shaded light in summer or fully open in winter to passively warm up the interior”.

The decision to opt for 80mm flat slats in the motorised blinds was driven by a desire for minimal detailing. Ong adds “I particularly like how these blinds have a sleek and minimalist design. They also stack up relatively low, which allows us to conceal the stacked section within the compact pelmet when fully opened”.

The Shade Factor blinds are finished in Anthracite Metallic that harmoniously complements the architectural form and zinc cladding of the property. The matt finish on the blinds adds a softer, more natural touch to the abode compared to the other option of a high gloss finish.

Learn more about Shade Factor’s products at

Photography Derek Swalwell

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