glossary of architectural terms

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A Juliet balcony is a balcony which does not project from the side of a building: it takes the form of a balustrade in front of full-length openable doors.

It is thus a device which allows a conventional window to be replaced by patio doors, allowing in more light, or air in summer.

See also: balcony :: patio door

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