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Reframing the Concept of Building Envelope Through Minimalist Windows

ArchDaily

While envelopes evolve within diverse contexts, materials, and systems, minimalist windows distinguish themselves through their aesthetic qualities by being transparent and fluid skins. These windows excel with their functionality and visual lightness, standing out in the architectural landscape. Read more »

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House of Countless Windows / fala

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© Francisco Ascensão architects: fala Location: Lisboa, Portugal Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Francisco Ascensão Photographs: Giulietta Margot Area: 240.0 m2 Read more »

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Pass-Through Windows: Inspiring the Design of Easy-Open Spaces

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Cortesia de Western Window Systems The desire for fluid integration between spaces has become increasingly relevant in contemporary architecture. This is achieved through architectural elements such as large windows and doors, which dissolve barriers through the simple action of opening and closing. Read more »

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How to Improve Natural Light and Ventilation in the Bathroom With a Shower Window

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While bedrooms are given priority to choose the most favored spots alongside exterior walls – giving them access to the fresh air , natural light , and better views provided by windows – sanitary spaces are often left to feed from the scraps in the aftermath, afforded only a sliver of external wall, if any. Read more »

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Redrawing Boundaries: The Three Principles of Minimalist Windows

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This condition prompted the creation of architectural designs that not only integrated windows as functional elements but also as compositional. Thanks to technological innovations, windows with slender framings and wider openings were achieved, as exemplified in works such as Villa Savoye and Farnsworth House.

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Meet New York City's window-washing robot

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Skyline Robotics is disrupting the century-old practice of window washing with new technology that the startup hopes will redefine a risky industry. Automation has entered the building maintenance field with AI-powered window-washing robots appearing on Manhattan's high-rise facades.

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Vertical Sliding Windows: Fusing Technology, Efficiency and Aesthetics

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Image © Jack Hobhouse When it comes to windows, we can see how much the industry's technology has evolved over time. While the first versions of windows were small and not very transparent, today we can find large sheets of glass that blur the boundaries between the inside and outside, and can create virtually translucent façades.

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