376 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.

The Dortheavej Residence offers affordable and attractive public housing in Copenhagen.
Glassman Westcoast glazing and aluminum windows help orchestrate the indoor/outdoor connection.
One of the home’s many sliding cedar shutters opens to reveal a spectacular vista.
The unique window arrangement floors the space with light and improves the flow of air through the space.
The floor panels are transparent, providing the feeling of total immersion in the forest.
The outcrop of rock and a tree have been incorporated into the design of the home.
A close-up of the integrated planter in front of a south-facing window.
This writer’s studio features ample lighting and carefully chosen windows and openings—essential elements of an uplifting she shed or other outbuildings.
The two-story, light-filled courtyard opens the ground floor up to the floors above, providing visually transparency between floors.
The concrete form perfectly frames the spectacular surroundings while allowing for natural ventilation and illumination.
Glass corners create a seamless connection between the wooded landscape and interior living spaces.
The home's wood-clad facade reinforces the impression of a singular architectural object rooted in the landscape.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, view of rotunda and skylight from ground floor.
A double-height living area receives plenty of natural light.
The architects add, "The strategically positioned windows capture solar gain in concert with the thermal mass of the concrete floor slabs. The operable skylights release heat and circulate cool, fresh air through the lower openings." The windows are from Milgard.
Set in a beautiful stretch of fjord country about 250 miles northwest of Oslo, the Juvet Landscape Hotel is the kind of place you could not even dream up. The minimalist design of the Juvet's rooms bring guests into close contact with the Valldola River and the sublime valley beyond it.
Structural changes were immediately made to the original shell to bring in more natural light. The small windows on the front façade were dramatically replaced with a folding window assembly that stretches the entire width of the room. Skylights were cleverly added slightly beneath the peak pitch of the roof to funnel light towards the mezzanine, while still illuminating the main floor below. Warm, rich iroko wood spans the ceiling and wall, and also extends to the seating bench beneath the window.
The abstract geometry of the exterior allows for unique openings and this sklylight, which provides natural light to the staff throughout the day. "One of my ambitions is to place openings, windows, and roof lights strategically, so you get a sense of the time of day and the weather," says Brooks.
Ravit Dvir Architecture and Design installed windows and kept furnishings scarce to open up The House in Harutzim. This cobalt blue bench offers a sweeping view of the inner courtyard.
In the ground floor apartment, "there are picture windows with operable awning [windows] below, which provide the cross ventilation," said Wiedemann.
This large screened porch is a favorite destination of the homeowner. "She spends a lot of time on the screened porch because it straddles the meadow and the mountains," said Wiedemann. "And it's directly accessible from the living area and the kitchen."
Interior walls and ceilings are plasterboard with a paint finish.
Milgard sliding doors were added with the future in mind. “We really wanted it to feel big since we planned to live in it full-time,” Brian says.
Floor-to-ceiling windows bring plenty of light into the master bedroom.
The large bay window provides natural light and additional bench seating. It was inspired by a study of medieval windows.
In the entryway, a Tati lamp by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell sits on a shelf Christopher made from kitchen cabinetry scraps.
The spruce glulam roof structure was prefabricated in the Dolomites and then craned into position in eight sections.
Interior spaces are minimal, carrying the simplistic design from outside to inside. Diagonal openings reveal snippets of the city.
Walls of operable glass by Fleetwood create a seamless flow between the indoors and out.
Dramatic windows—including circular shapes—frame scenic ocean views.
The entire structure was crafted from natural materials.
The concrete cabin has a steel chimney and steel window frames.
Skylights welcome in natural light.
Plantings were strategically placed throughout the living spaces to designate "rooms" without using traditional walls.
To create a spacious feel, Martin installed large, double-glazed windows and a Velux skylight. "The windows, together with the operable skylight, act as a solar chimney to passively cool the space," he notes.
The glass walls create a strong connection with the outdoors.
A telescope looks out upon the Saint Petersburg cityscape.
The window looks out to views across the lake, while also bringing in sunlight to help brighten the interiors.
The window frames are made from aluminum instead of vinyl.
"Dramatically angled, clerestory windows above the front and rear doors provide views of the changing sky and let light enter at all times of the day," note the architects.
A two-story window floods the inside with light. The planters are from West Elm.
A window on the new upper floor looks out to the city.
As with many of the materials used in the home, the windows were salvaged finds.
The swivel chair is by Kare.
The large windows in the master bedroom provide the feeling of sleeping within the tree tops.
The oversized, glazed openings (Triview Glass) feature reclaimed Douglas Fir trim.
The dining table can be folded in three sections for different uses.
A boulder integrated into the entrance foyer and large, triple-glazed windows immediately set the scene for indoor/outdoor living. The curved stairs lead up to the bedrooms.
The cozy family room also serves as a playroom for the couple's two young children, and doubles up as a guest room with a sofa bed when needed. The space includes a bathroom with sliding doors that separates it from the main living area. On the upper level, the master bedroom looks out to the front terrace.
The floor-to-ceiling, triple-glazed wall overlooks the lawn and residence.
The east-end of the elongated cabin is fully glazed to capture the scenic nature outdoors.
A four story courtyard is encased in all steel and glass windows for three of the walls, creating a transparent view of the interiors on each floor, and the fourth wall displays a larger than life custom mural by a local Cincinnati artist highlighting scenes from the local downtown market.
Ravit Dvir Architecture and Design