Wooden louvered shutter protecting balcony [213]

The facade of this building is made up of slatted wooden panels, which articulate with each other in such a way making the gallery part of the balcony. The sill panel is fixed, while allowing the movement with its two openings. These slats and their articulation allow an excellent control of views; regulate the flow of light as well as controlling solar radiation. The distance between the two wooden slats, the lack of closure on the sides and the existence of another opening at the other end of the house allows for pleasant ventilation. The slats also protect against rain, and the stone balcony with its sloping floor as well as sliding French Windows that open to the entire space, ensures that it is impermeable.

Main picture: 
General view of the building
Place: 
edifici d'habitatges
Camí ral
08301 MATARO , Barcelona
Spain
Barcelona
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Format: 
Case
Period: 
Intermediate Spaces: 
Photographer: 

Robert Zaera

Authorship of the graphical documentation: 

Robert Zaera