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Water-jet cut metal screens create intricate shadow patterns throughout the day. Photo by Eduard Hueber
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2. Metal screensWater jet-cut aluminium screens cast swirling arabesques of shadow and light on these floor-to-ceiling windows.Here’s how to use flexible screens and partitions
12. Decorative screensThis extraordinarily innovative screen system is the epitome of an artfully dressed window. An intricate design was cut by a water jet into aluminium to create an operable window covering that also provides additional hurricane protection according to its creator, Aamodt/Plumb Architects.Take a look at beautiful jali designs from Indian homesRead more:6 Window Treatments That Will Change Your PerspectiveTell us:How have you covered your glass doors at home? Share pictures and give us your ideas in the Comments below.
They stimulate air movementHere’s something about the relation of jalis with breezes. Due to the general physical behaviour of fluids, the air flowing inside through small apertures compresses and gains increased velocity, even if the breeze is mild outside. As it emerges from the apertures, it expands and cools. This incoming air can also be controlled by carefully positioning and sizing openings on the jali panel. The natural phenomenon of compressing and releasing the cooled air inside is similar to that of a mechanical air-conditioning compressor. Literally cool, isn’t it?