word of the week: LOUVER
2010 March 21
LOUVER (also louvre): An opening fitted with slanting fixed or movable slats to admit air or indirect sunlight but exclude rain, snow, and direct sunlight – just like the blinds you likely have hanging in your bedroom. The slats themselves are also called louvers.
This is a picture of the aluminum louvers that make up the modern wing’s “flying carpet“. They admit soft northern light while protecting the upper floor galleries from harsh southern light.
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Thanks. I needed the information about what type of light is admitted.
Great! I’m glad I could be of help!
I feel as though I’m becoming more erudite by the week!