A new report has warned that it could be a recipe for disaster for people who live in high-tech apartment buildings.
The report, published by the Jerusalem City Planning Commission, warns that even when the lighting is low, it can still create an unanticipated darkness that is more than double the normal amount.
“The building, like a house, is a medium and a medium is usually dark,” the report said.
“In a low-lit environment, light is filtered out, but at high volumes, light can penetrate the walls of the living space, and this can cause the light source to become a source of dark shadows.”
The report says the darkening of the curtains and doors can also cause the ceilings to be exposed and thus, increase the risk of overheating and possibly fire.
In the report, the building’s owners are also warned about a series of measures they should take to prevent such an unexpected effect.
“We can reduce the amount of light by cutting out the windows and curtains, which have been installed for a reason, to make room for light sources,” the owners’ statement reads.
“But this is not an easy task.
We must understand that the doors, windows and the ceilings are all connected, and the effect of a light source is always the same.”
The owners also advise the residents to install a “high-tech” curtain that allows light to pass through and out.
The warning comes amid the escalating public debate over whether the building owners’ actions in order to improve the quality of life in their building should be covered under the law that protects them.
Earlier this week, the Jerusalem Municipality’s planning authority ordered the owners of two luxury apartment buildings to vacate their apartments and put them on the market.
The buildings, located in the Old City of Jerusalem and Beit Safafa, were built in the 1950s and 1960s.
The buildings are the largest and most expensive in the country and were purchased by the Israel Lands Authority in 2014 for $5.8 billion.
The building owners claim they did not want to create a climate that would make them uncomfortable, but the Jerusalem Post found that in the past, building owners have deliberately created a dark environment for their tenants by installing curtains that create a darkening effect that is “far more than normal.”
In a statement to The Jerusalem Times, the owners said they decided to build the buildings because they wanted to improve living conditions.
“A few years ago, I noticed that there was a lot of people in the building who were complaining about their living conditions,” said the building owner, who wished to remain anonymous.
“We had a meeting and decided to put a curtain on the door.
We did it for the benefit of the residents, but also for our own safety.”
The building’s developers also claim that they did all of the necessary research and were aware of the potential for the curtain to affect the tenants.
“There are many factors that we were aware about,” said an unnamed developer, adding that they were aware that there is a lot more light than in the apartments we live in, “so we did everything in our power to make sure that it was not harmful to the occupants.”
However, the report warns that these factors can also contribute to the “unexpected darkness.”
“In addition to the curtain, the doors are closed and the doors themselves are very dark,” it states.
“The door frames, glass and the window frames are also dark.
This is due to the construction of the buildings, which is dark because of the dark construction of it.””
There is also an unspoken assumption that a person cannot see into the building through a window, and that is not true,” it adds.”
Even if you open the door, there is no light.
There is no way to see through the curtains.”
While the report does not specify exactly what type of curtain is installed in the buildings that is responsible for the darkness, it did note that the curtains were also used to prevent heat from reaching the building.
“It is clear that this is a significant cause of excessive heat, because it causes an unexpected and dangerous effect on the building,” the document reads.
According to the report from the Jerusalem Planning Commission’s report, “if the building has no curtain, it is hard to imagine the effect it would have on the occupants of the apartment, as they will have to deal with the light from the windows in the morning, and from the curtains at night.
In fact, the curtains are not necessary.”
The property’s owners also claim they installed a curtain to protect the building from fire, but it is unclear whether this has actually occurred.
“Since it is a high-rise building, the curtain will not stop fire, and if the curtain does not stop the fire, it could also affect the building and cause damage,” the developers stated.
“If the curtain is used for any other purpose, such as lighting, the risk is greater and we are very concerned about this possibility.”
The Jerusalem Municip