Open I Close: Windows, Doors, Gates, Loggias, Filters
Birkhäuser Verlag AG, 2010 - Architecture - 175 pages
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
allow aluminum angle bars brise soleil building building’s chipboard climate coating color components create curtain depending diameter dimensions door closer door leaf door’s edge elements exterior external fabric facade filter fittings float glass floor flush door folding function gates gathering blind glass glazing bead guide rails hardware heat height hinges horizontal inside installation insulating glazing interior doors joint laminated layer le corbusier light lintel listed building loadbearing manufactured masonry materials ments metal mineral wool mortise locks opening panel panes passive house pivot plastic position rebate seal requirements resistance reveals roller shutter roof sash sheet side skylight slats sliding door sliding shutters solar sound insulation space stainless steel stress groups strip struction structure sun blinds sun control surface thermal break thermal insulation thickness tilt tion u-value ventilation vertical w/m²K weather width wind load window frame window sill aluminum wood wooden windows