Windows may be a part of a house which we found very usual. Do you know that there are several types of windows according to the form and how to use the windows? A window is basically an access to air and light for a house. Usually a window has a way to be set the opening to fit the needs of natural air and lighting. Consideration of construction, aesthetics, and the main function of a window is important to think before you make a window. The shape and construction is to determine the look of a house to be combined with other parts of a house. Good size window in a room should be 12% -15% of room floor area. Indonesian National Standard (SNI) suggested that window openings should not less than 5% of floor area. Window in addition to function as a source of natural light and air, also a part of the house to provide aesthetic element in house facade.
Berdasarkan cara pembukaan jendela dibagi atas / Based on how the opening, windows are divided into:
– jendela yang dipasang mati dalam kusen / Window glass fixed to frame
– jendela dengan kaca-kaca krepyak (terpisah kecil-kecil) / Windows with glass blinds (small separated glass)
– jendela dengan daun yang dibuka dengan diputar dalam sumbu horisontal / Windows with shutter that open in horizontal axis
– jendela dengan daun seperti dibawah ini biasanya dibuka kedalam agar tidak tampias hujan / Shutter of window with the following directions usually open inside to avoid water drops
– jendela dengan daun sorong ke samping / Windows with sliding shutter that moves aside
by Probo Hindarto
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