brise-soleil


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brise-soleil

(ˌbriːzsəʊˈleɪ)
n
(Architecture) a structure used in hot climates to protect a window from the sun, usually consisting of horizontal or vertical strips of wood, concrete, etc
[C20: French: break-sun, from briser to break + soleil sun]
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Where the sun shines the most, metal panels have been laid out to serve as a brise-soleil.
Excution de travaux de nettoyage des locaux, des surfaces horizontales et verticales, y compris la vitrerie, les brise-soleil, les toitures terrasses et tous les autres quipements ou accessoires.
These same buildings also serve as a shading device at certain sun angles, functioning as a brise-soleil.
Dos ejemplos contundentes, analizados con rigor, pueden confirmar esta afirmacion: la Casa Bloc, de Barcelona, (3) obra de Josep Lluis Sert, prototipo de una supercuadra de la Ville Radieuse, y el Ministerio de Educacion y Salud (MES), en Rio de Janeiro (4)--del cual Le Corbusier fue consultor--uno de los primeros edificios modernos con funcion administrativa realizado en Brasil: alto prisma vertical con una extensa fachada vidriada protagonizada por un sistema de brise-soleil indispensables para el dialogo inteligente entre los modelos arquitectonicos europeos y el clima tropical de Brasil, que ya el maestro suizo habia propuesto para el edificio de vivienda de Alger.
Some of these strategies include the use of regionally sourced and durable materials including modular limestone flooring and wall cladding and the use of shading strategies such as vertical glazing that is protected from direct sun via deep insets, canopies and a brise-soleil system, as well as improved outdoor thermal comfort through landscaping and shading devised over exterior parking and primary pedestrian pathways.
It integrates a series of green strategies including the use of regionally sourced and durable materials including modular limestone flooring and wall cladding and the use of shading strategies such as vertical glazing that is protected from direct sun via deep insets, canopies and a brise-soleil system.
These include Perkins + Will's Al-Birr Tower in Riyadh, with its staggered terraced gardens behind a rectangular grid of brise-soleil, and Grimshaw Architects' proposed mixed-use Dubai Tower, focused around stacked community atria.
Le batiment est certes vitre pour capter la lumiere, mais pour eviter l'effet de serre et permettre une economie d'energie, un brise-soleil en moucharabieh metallique blanc recouvrera le tout de l'exterieur.
Corbusier's famous brise-soleil facade elements by transforming them into adjustableshading devices.
For the moment it stands as a slightly darkened curtain wall, but when it is covered over in pale brise-soleil bars, the harmony of its integration will be clearer.
Solar control glass and brise-soleil to south-facing windows minimises excess solar heat gain and reduces glare.