calepin de bois

English translation: timber edging

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French term or phrase:calepin de bois
English translation:timber edging
Entered by: B D Finch

21:45 Aug 9, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture
French term or phrase: calepin de bois
From an architecture studio's description of a building for their website. The full sentence and preceding paragraph are as follows:

Les fonds de balcon sont tapissés d’un bois clair de qualité supérieure (peuplier rétifié)...

Les étages d’attique sont traités avec un calepin de bois plus large pour couronner chaque corps du bâtiment.


'Calepin de bois' has thrown me off in this context – could it perhaps mean a wider range of wood colours as opposed to the exclusively light wood of the balconies?
Daniel Spencer
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:28
timber edging
Explanation:
Not "a wider range of wood colours". This is about the use of wider sections of timber to the top storeys of the building to create a feature and emphasise the massing of the architecture. The "fonds de balcon" are the back walls of the balconies.

Here's a photo of metal cladding used for a similar effect: https://bit.ly/2vB5aci
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B D Finch
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Local time: 09:28
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timber edging


Explanation:
Not "a wider range of wood colours". This is about the use of wider sections of timber to the top storeys of the building to create a feature and emphasise the massing of the architecture. The "fonds de balcon" are the back walls of the balconies.

Here's a photo of metal cladding used for a similar effect: https://bit.ly/2vB5aci

B D Finch
France
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