moucharaby


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moucharaby

(muːˈʃærəbɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. (Architecture) (in N Africa)a projecting second-storey window or balcony enclosed with latticework
2. (Architecture) rare a stone balcony having a parapet and defensive openings from which oil or stones can be dropped on attackers
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Visitors enter through a hexagonal chrome-and-glass fretwork archway reminiscent of a moucharaby window, which serves as a portal into the luminous space.
The wall facings, which recall moucharaby harem screens, are made from old Indian grain chests.
Images of the institute, splashed far and wide after it opened in 1988, showcased its defining feature: a glass wall sandwiching self-adjusting apertures that form a pattern like a high-tech moucharaby.