glossary of architectural terms

patio door < patio  |  pavilion >  

A patio door is a sliding or folding glass door that leads to a patio, deck, or garden.

Generally they consist of a large area of glass which provides a lot of light in winter, and which can be slid or folded completely out of the way in summer to create an open-sided room similar to a loggia.

See also: belvedere :: deck :: loggia :: patio :: veranda

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