278 Windows Design Photos And Ideas

Modern windows have the vital task of connecting your home with the outside world. Bringing in air and light, they provide opportunities for contemplation when arranged above a dining nook, or a portal to the natural world when overlooking an oceanside scene. Framed with wood, metal, or vinyl, these inspiring window designs range from skylights to picture windows.

Natural wood and stone finishings reference the historic language of the factory.
A walnut window frame captures the view outside.
The glazed envelope and overhang of the new studio puts the material collage on full display. It is designed in the Miesian pavilion tradition, a study in planes and columns. A crushed stone perimeter fills in the carport and steps to the courtyard. Wittman explains: “We wanted to continue the blurring of Japanese landscape design with modernists like Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright.”
The cantilevered master bedroom appears to hover above the lake. Photo by Brian Mihealsick.
The Bear Stand Residence offers comfort year-round, even when temperatures plummet to -40 degrees Fahrenheit during winter, or climb to 104 degrees Fahrenheit in summer. In case of an electrical power fail, the house is equipped with a backup generator and large propane tank.
Hardy plywood panels and decking withstand heat, moisture, and weather changes on the island.
The skylights on the peaked roofs, along with the pivoting glass doors and windows, enhance the cabin’s modern, sculptural form.
Large double-hung windows, like this one from Loewen, help illuminate the home's three stories.
Double height ceiling
Windows transcend floor levels to discretely frame views of the surrounding neighborhood, offering slices of the vistas beyond.
The architect refers to the huge window opposite the bed as their “flat-screen television.”
A view from the kitchen back into Atherton's wing of the house, separated by the front door and walkway.
Plants in patterned pots add a little character to this cool, Scandi kitchen.
Clerestory windows bring in additional light and views of the forest canopy.
With his son, William, watching, architect Noah Walker tries out the floor-to-ceiling Schüco glass doors he integrated into a guesthouse he designed off an existing barn for Nathan Frankel, an amateur violinist, in Beverly Hills, California. The new portion features an open living-dining area. See more glass houses we love!
A view of the temperate rainforest outdoors.
The two structures are in constant dialogue. Not only are their forms in sympathy, but as they're set at right angles to one another, they are rarely out of view.
The Weiners sit in one of the many large window bays, showing how the reused truck bodies look from within.
The main living area is connected to the back unit by a modern bridge. Polished concrete is used for both floors and ceilings, and a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Stool accents the space.
A tall, slender window in front of the sink creates a built in light well, allowing daylight to reflect further inward.
The home of Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander in Orinda, in the hills east of Berkeley, California has a corridor with full glass walls and flat, glass roof and plenty of rooms that let sunlight in from many angles.
A large window affords views of the environment.
The owners of the apartment wanted to expand their home vertically and horizontally in order to enjoy more spacious, attractive interiors.
The Sculpture Gallery in architect Philip Johnson’s Glass House Estate in New Canaan, Connecticut is a skylighted space with an almost entirely glass roof that showcases Johnson’s art collection.
Although the master suite overlooks the back street, shutters offer privacy.
Robust, raw materials such as concrete, brick, and timber highlight the house’s sculptural form, while the glass walls create a sense of full immersion in the rainforest.
Architect-builder Jesse Bennett and interior designer Anne-Marie Campagnolo camped on site during the build of Planchonella House, whose exuberant design mirrors its tropical environment.
The windows throughout the house are by Architectural Profiles Limited. In the master bedroom the high triangular window is “excellent for stargazing,” says Rich.
At the entry looking upward towards a Velux skylight, a vertical "sleeve" is made of stacked end grain plywood. The theme of vertical and horizontal architectural elements providing different environmental perspectives carries through to the rest of the home. Horizontal forms look out to the lake, while the vertical columns look up the sky.
Corner Window
Vignettes show off what Aumas does best. In this one, he takes advantage of the apartment’s tall windows.
The aluminium-framed windows throughout are by Australian company Capral. “We wanted as much glass as possible to enjoy the almost 360-degree views,” says resident Sarah Younger.

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A detail of the ceiling design.
Large windows let in natural light and views from all directions.
Polished concrete mixed with black volcanic sand is used for the floor, while the ceilings are lined in plasterboard.
Crittall-style windows bring in plenty of light.
The architect created multiple decorative wall cut-outs throughout the home to facilitate ventilation, composed of roof tiles laid in a wave pattern.
An third level extension with a vaulted ceiling.
Windows are used to maximize space.
A small balcony reveals stunning views of the city.
Kathrin is also a stained glass artist and this piece is from her collection called Bands of Color.