Open I Close: Windows, Doors, Gates, Loggias, Filters

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Birkhäuser Verlag AG, 2010 - Architecture - 175 pages
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In this first volume in the SCALE series, "Open / Close', a simple yet significant part of any building - the "opening" - is illustrated in all its different aspects, from idea to implementation. As well as the different types of component-windows, doors, gates, loggias, filters-this volume deals with bu.ldinq structures. It is also concerned with the significance of the "opening in building design. Openings define the relationship between a bullding and the space outside it, helping to characterize a location. In this book, all of the elements that mediate between interior and exterior spaces are classified both in terms of construction and design. Each of them is described and dealt With indetail. All the internationally renowned projects used here as examples are both practical and generally applicable. The projects have not beenchosed for their homogeneous architectural language, but for the high quality of their architecture.

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Alexander Reichel

Reichel Architekten BDA, Kassel, numerous publications and awards, among other things visiting professor for building construction at the TU Darmstadt, author of numerous papers and constructional reference books

Kerstin Schultz

liquid architekten, Darmstadt, professor at the architectural department for refurbishment of buildings with a special emphasis on Interieur Design at the Hochschule Darmstadt; numerous publications and awards

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