008 High altitude window

 
 
 

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High altitude window

Installed in a high place such as the top of a stairwell, this sort of window facilitates “gravitational ventilation” by making use of how warm air rises. They are opened and closed using a switch or remote control, or using ball chains (operated manually). The ball chain mechanism is unique: the axis and chain that open and close the window are connected to each other, so that it opens when one pulls the chain from a distance. 

 

Index of Window Sounds and Movements 

For this project, we sought to extract and observe the sounds and movements associated with the opening and closing of windows, in order to shed more light on how we perceive a “window” through our ears and eyes. A Glossary of Window Sounds and Movements is the first research project of “Windows Products Inside,” carried out as a collaboration between the Window Research Institute and product designer Yoh Komiyama, with video imagery created by Tomohiro Okazaki.

 

高所用窓

吹き抜けなどの高いところに設置し、暖かい空気が上へと移動する性質を利用した「重力換気」を可能にする窓。スイッチやリモコン操作、もしくはボールチェーン(手動)で開閉を行う。ボールチェーンによる開閉が特徴的で、窓を開閉させる軸とチェーンが連動しており遠隔でチェーンを引くと窓が開閉する。

窓の音と動きの図鑑

「窓」の開閉する「音」と「動作」を抽出・観察し、私たちが耳や目で「窓」をどのように認知しているかを解き明かす取り組み。「窓の音と動きの図鑑」は「Window Products Inside」の最初となるリサーチプロジェクトで、プロダクトデザイナー小宮山洋と窓研究所との協働で行われており、映像表現を岡崎智弘が作りあげている。

 
Research No:

008

Year:

2017-19

Credit:

Research: Komiyama Yoh

Film: Okazaki Tomohiro

Sound Recording & Analysis: Onodera Yui, Matsuo Kenjiro (invisible designs lab)

Translation : Darryl Wee

Editing : Marie Sasago

Production : Window Research Institute