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Fri 31.1.

An Open and Shut Case: architecturally creative windows and doors

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.01.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

The windows of Room Room, a house in Tokyo designed by Takeshi Hosaka, allow its owners, a deaf couple, to sign to their children through them – and give the building a feeling of permeability; photos Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

The windows of Room Room, a house in Tokyo designed by Takeshi Hosaka, allow its owners, a deaf couple, to sign to their children through them – and give the building a feeling of permeability; photos Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

Beyond their utilitarian function, windows and doors set up an emotional expectation on the part of visitors as to what they’ll encounter within a building, while, at the same time, negotiating the relation that users inside have with the exterior world. Little wonder that so many architects are engaged in a perennial experimentation with these fundamental structural elements. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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