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02:53 Jul 13, 2001
Spanish to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: malkaf
En un libro sobre detalles decorativos en Egipto, siglos XIII-XIX, aparece en un pie de foto "malkafs".
Rosa Plana
Malkaf o Malqaf
Explanation:
Es la entrada de aire a un edificio, diseñada para optimizar el flujo de aire en su interior. Yo lo dejaría tal cual.

Suerte!

"From a sustainability veiwpoint Fathy's work with traditional forms such as the ka'a, malkaf (wind catch), and mushrabiya (sun shade) shows how energy can be saved with traditional methods. The use of a mushrabiya has been shown to cool air up to 10 degrees without mechanical equiptment."

"1) Malqaf wind scoop (collector), in Egypt always faces north because prevailing wind is from either north or north-western.

2) Mashrabiya a screen with a lattice-grill work. Literally a drinking-place-thing, the alcove in wooden lattice windows where water in porous earthen bottles exposed to air currents was cooled by evaporation. One interesting aspect of this screen is that the joints (balustrades) help to reduce the glare of the sun, so Fathy claims that the joints should be more condensed at an eye level and loosened above an eye level. Thus in the end, it reduces the harshness of the sun glare at some level, nevertheless, it allows sufficient air circulation."
(http://www.archforum.com/main/korea/academy/leejoongwon/ljw3...
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Local time: 08:18
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naMalkaf o Malqaf
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Malkaf o Malqaf


Explanation:
Es la entrada de aire a un edificio, diseñada para optimizar el flujo de aire en su interior. Yo lo dejaría tal cual.

Suerte!

"From a sustainability veiwpoint Fathy's work with traditional forms such as the ka'a, malkaf (wind catch), and mushrabiya (sun shade) shows how energy can be saved with traditional methods. The use of a mushrabiya has been shown to cool air up to 10 degrees without mechanical equiptment."

"1) Malqaf wind scoop (collector), in Egypt always faces north because prevailing wind is from either north or north-western.

2) Mashrabiya a screen with a lattice-grill work. Literally a drinking-place-thing, the alcove in wooden lattice windows where water in porous earthen bottles exposed to air currents was cooled by evaporation. One interesting aspect of this screen is that the joints (balustrades) help to reduce the glare of the sun, so Fathy claims that the joints should be more condensed at an eye level and loosened above an eye level. Thus in the end, it reduces the harshness of the sun glare at some level, nevertheless, it allows sufficient air circulation."
(http://www.archforum.com/main/korea/academy/leejoongwon/ljw3...

David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 08:18
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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