curtain wall

noun

: a nonbearing exterior wall between columns or piers

Examples of curtain wall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And some of the sidings, some of the the cladding, the curtain walls are actually made out of mushrooms. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2024 In a large section of the project, there was a nearly 100-foot long stone curtain wall, or enclosing wall, and a tower covered in stones, according to INRAP. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 25 Mar. 2024 There, operable windows replace the old curtain wall that sealed off employees from the temptations of the outside world. Curbed, 24 Jan. 2024 On the main floor, glass curtain walls allow most of the sumptuous interior spaces to interact freely with the lush gardens. Mark David, Robb Report, 13 Dec. 2023 With floor-to-ceiling curtain walls of glass, the pint-sized pavilion takes its architectural cues from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Edith Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, and Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Mark David, Robb Report, 18 Nov. 2023 Designed by Gordon Bunshaft and Natalie de Blois, the prophets of SOM’s International Style aesthetic, Lever House was the first office tower in America with glass curtain walls on all four sides. Curbed, 9 June 2023 Besides the apartment’s private lap pool, there are sliding-glass curtain walls and lots of outdoor space, in addition to a private driveway for building residents. Kim Velsey, Curbed, 12 Oct. 2023 Highlights include a key-access elevator that opens into a combined living/dining room sporting a glass curtain wall overlooking a central courtyard laced with birch and red bud trees, along with a galley-style kitchen outfitted with open shelving and top-tier appliances. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 23 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of curtain wall was in 1808

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“Curtain wall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curtain%20wall. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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