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. And in rooms that require utmost privacy, such as in the toilets and bathrooms, there are screens that could easily be raised with the pull of cords.
These same buildings also serve as a shading device at certain sun angles, functioning as a brise-soleil. This concept is captured beautifully with both photographic images and sketches.
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.