Brise-soleil


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Brise-soleil

A fixed or movable device, such as a fin or louver, designed to block the direct entrance of sun into a building.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

brise-soleil

A fixed or movable device, such as fins or louvers, designed to block the direct entrance of sun rays into a building.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This involved increasing the building's insulating qualities, reducing solar gain via a system of Brise-soleil and high performance glazing, and ensuring the air tightness of the building envelope.
Designed by the Spanish architect-engineer Santiago Calatrava, whose dramatic cable-supported bridges were introduced in Barcelona and elsewhere, the new pavilion has been described as an "extensive essay in kinetic architecture, sporting a 217-foot brise-soleil (solar-screen), set atop the museum's glass-sheathed reception area, that opens like the wings of a great bird." The returns are not yet in, but it could just be what America's nineteenth-largest city needs to overcome its blue-collar image and make it a real tourist destination.
The architect who gave us the glassbrick to let in light with privacy, the brise-soleil to ameliorate the climate, the dynamic inner space that could free interiors, appears in his own masterpieces and in those of his heirs.
The resulting glazing is conveniently protected from the sun by the overhanging horizontal disks, together forming a kind of built-in brise-soleil ideal for the desert climate.
Openness and transparency dematerialise the gritty steel and concrete, and a brise-soleil of bristles filters the light.