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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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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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Notre Dame’s plans for contemporary stained-glass windows spark cries of ‘vandalism’ in Paris

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Plans for the contemporary replacement of some of the stained glass windows inside Notre Dame Cathedral ’s damaged interior have sparked a considerable outcry from the public a year before the Parisian landmark is set to begin reopening in the wake of the destructive 2019 fire.

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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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KPF reveals supertall Midtown Manhattan tower behind arched windows

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Image credit: Binyan Studios The scheme’s exterior is defined by a motif of arched windows with design details inspired by the tower’s prominent neighbors including The Century Association, the New York Public Library, Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, and the Chrysler Building.

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SHoP’s Uber headquarters 'breathes' with smart accordion-style windows

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Photo © Jason O'Rear Photo © Jason O'Rear The scheme’s star attraction is its active “breathing” façade composed of full-height windows. In addition to satisfying the building’s ventilation needs, the moving façade offers an ever-changing street scene throughout the day.

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Rear Window - BMX Racing Grandstand / hyperSity architects

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© Weiqi Jin architects: hyperSity architects Location: Zhulongshan, Wulian County, Rizhao, China, 262311 Project Year: 2022 Photographs: Weiqi Jin Photographs: Area: 300.0 m2 Read more »

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