Definitions for "Louvre"
Keywords:  slats, louver, vane, ventilation, rain
Same as louver boards, below
A set of slats resembling louver boards, arranged in a vertical row and attached at each slat end to a frame inserted in or part of a door or window; the slats may be made of wood, plastic, or metal, and the angle of inclination of the slats may be adjustable simultaneously, to allow more or less light or air into the enclosure.
A door or window with flat sloping pieces of wood, metal or glass across it to let light or air in while keeping rain out
Keywords:  lantern, hearth, smoke, escape, roof
A small lantern. See Lantern, 2 (a).
Opening in roof (sometimes topped with lantern) to allow smoke to escape from central hearth.
An opening in the roof made to allow smoke to escape.
an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris
One of the most important museums in the world, the Louvre was constructed by King Philippe-Auguste in 1190 as a fortress. In 1360 Charles V transformed the fortress into a royal residence. Though famous for its extraordinary collection since 1726, it was not until 1793 that the Louvre opened its doors to the public. The collection includes European paintings from 1400-1900, European sculptures from 1100-1900, Asian art, Egyptian art, Greek and Roman art, furniture, and jewelry.
Grid type of optical assembly used to control light distribution from a fixture. Can range from small-cell plastic to the large-cell anodized aluminium louvres used in parabolic fluorescent luminaires.