Here we will post some interesting pictures, pertaining generally to our line of work, or not.Feel free to add your suggestions for content.
Making a statement with your (fragment of) facade!
Flood Proofing – NYC
How to make your facade interesting?
How to quickly change your facade?
Just wrap it. This is what was done with an entire village in Soviet Union prior to an anticipated drivethrough by the President Putin.
Uncoordinated Facade Design at Ground Level
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.
Window Access to Icicles
Cat on a Window
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 on Window
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.
AC Retrofit at the Cost of the Window
Mur Vegetal in Autumn
Owl Staring from a Window
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.
Window installed Diagonally within the Wall Depth
Apparently, the fabricator got a wrong width, and the only way to install the window, was to place it diagonally.
Window Installed on Wrong Side
Apparently, the fabricator confused height with width, resulting in this in-swinging side-by-side window installed wrong way.