Screened-In: Mastering the Brise-Soleil in France


© Franck Brouillet

© Franck Brouillet

The relationship between building envelope and structure remains a centerpiece of architecture. Understanding a building’s skin is how designs become open or closed, controlling environmental conditions, light and views. Whether perforated, slotted or modular, brise-soleils are elegant envelopes that create new spatial conditions. This is especially true in France, where architects are rethinking tradition to bring new screened structures to life.

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