Here we will post some interesting pictures, pertaining generally to our line of work, or not.Feel free to add your suggestions for content.
No, this is not an ATM for equestrians, or door for a conveyor belt. These are examples of the uncoordinated facade design, which is surprisingly frequent.
Here is a yawning cat in a window in the Rotterdam Cube House, designed by architect Piet Blom.
Technically speaking, this is not a window, it’s a skylight, due to its tilt.
Cats have the uncanny ability to jump vertically to negotiate a window via its transom, which is normally ventilated. This is a nice, handmade, wooden, compartment window, a superior design developed in early 20th century, affording good thermal and acoustic properties.
A little background for our American friends:
Europeans suffer from excessively air-tight living spaces (while Americans still busily try to figure out how to increase the air tightness). The typical perimeter hardware of an European window allows for untying the window, securing it with a small gap at the top. In this case, it was not enough for the occupant of the space. Please note the mitered corners of the sashes and glazing bars, which allow for continuous perimeter seals. We will see them in America perhaps in ten years.
Old wooden window with split panes, square cut corners, and wooden lintel. The wall below the sill is built of stone, and the wooden sill and bottom rails of sashes are rotten and covered with moss.
Apparently, the fabricator got a wrong width, and the only way to install the window, was to place it diagonally.
Apparently, the fabricator confused height with width, resulting in this in-swinging side-by-side window installed wrong way.