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word of the week: FENESTRATION

April 4, 2010

Metropolitan Correctional Center

FENESTRATION: The design, proportioning, and arrangement of windows and other exterior openings of a building.

Marquette Building

Notice how different the fenestration is between the Metropolitan Correctional Center (far left) where the windows are irregularly placed and only 5″ wide to prevent escape, and the Marquette Building where the windows are evenly spaced and large to let in as much sunlight as possible.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. paula permalink
    April 4, 2010 9:09 pm

    Caroline! I’ve finally had a chance to browse around. What a great site! I love all the information and the photos are FABULOUS! Did you take them all?

  2. April 6, 2010 9:18 pm

    Thanks for your kind words Paula! Yes, unless otherwise noted, the photos are all mine. It’s good to know that you’re reading — it will be added motivation to keep writing . . .

  3. Natalie permalink
    April 30, 2010 10:50 pm

    Did you know that “defenestrate” means ‘to throw out a window?’ Great blog, Caroline. Really enjoying it.

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