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In this first volume in the SCALE series, qOpen / Close', a simple yet significant part of any building - the qopeningq - 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 qopening 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.4 4 Vertical blinds, wavelike laser cut polyester. ... the sliding curtain or panel curtain is Japanese in origin. it is used to decorate windows and rooms, as a sliding door, ... in different material variations and colors depending on the manufacturer and the relevant color chart. measurements for the slat breadths are approx.

Author:Anette Hochberg, Jan-Henrik Hafke, Joachim Raab
Publisher:Birkhäuser Verlag AG - 2010


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