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Small Balcony & Terraces Simone Schleifer

Small Balcony & Terraces

Simone Schleifer

Published April 1st 2008
ISBN : 9783836503952
192 pages
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 About the Book 

Terraces and balconies have always been essential architectural features -- they are effectively the continuation of a dwelling outdoors. Terraces are mostly related directly to the landscape surrounding a building. They can frame a view -- for instance, through canopies or side walls --, they can imitate particular landscape elements on their own more human scale, or they can enable the landscape to be perceived and experienced in a different way. Unlike terraces, balconies are first and foremost a structural element of a house, epitomising the character of the building and its architectural style. The balcony can be the crowning glory of a house -- the extension of the living space outdoors.This book introduces terraces and balconies from all over the world that have been created by well-known architects and designers and that are particularly original or successfully unite aesthetics and functionality.