278 Windows Design Photos And Ideas - Page 3

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.

In a corner of the living room, recessed automated shades provide glare control. All of the house’s shades are programmed by season and time of day through both the Lutron HomeWorks and ELAN home systems, which can be controlled through Bryan’s iPad, even when he’s on location filming.
The kitchen benefits from a multi-slide door and a large operable window that let fresh Santa Barbara breezes course through the space.
Perched along the banks of the River Ouse near the historic English town of Lewes is a Cor-Ten steel house with a
A few years ago, photographer Peter Krasilnikoff asked Studio David Thulstrup to create his new Copenhagen home from an old pencil factory and incorporate a green space. Taking inspiration from urban rooftop gardens and
This mid-century modern house was transformed from a municipal garage into a private house in the late 1950’s by renowned modernist architect Paul Rudolph. At project start the house was in pristine condition, virtually untouched since it won a Record Houses award in 1960. Ruhl Walker Architects in Boston were tasked with bringing the house up to current energy efficiency standards and with reorganizing the house to accommodate the new owners’ more contemporary needs, while also respecting the noteworthy original design.
Tension rods provide bracing for the glass walls, and exposed bolts reveal how everything is put together.
The minimalist design of the Juvet's rooms bring guests into close contact with the Valldola River and the sublime valley beyond it.
Shady Business

“What makes this house wonderful to live in is that the light is always, always changing,” says Pirman. Here, he adjusts shades fabricated by Unique Wholesale Distributors, which pull down in the morning when the sunlight is strongest.
Sliding bamboo panels on the west side of the house can be adjusted to provide shade during the later part of the day.
A dark, almost black mortar on the lower portion of the home makes it feel grounded in the landscape.
Designed by Vincent Yeuh of YJP, the Seaside House was created to act as an experience, rather than simply a building. The continuous flow of the home between indoor/outdoor is intended to highlight man's connection to nature, while allowing for a seamless shift between inside and outside living. Located a few steps from the beach, the two buildings that make up the home are constructed of wood and concrete, with elements of traditional Japanese minimalism and echoes of bygone barn structures throughout.
The Pierre | Olson Kundig
Skylight over stair
Photograph by Wang Ziling
vertical windows - As soon as you arrive on the second floor plan by the stairs, there is the space of a small home office.
Accessed only via a 45-minute private seaplane transfer from Vancouver, or a 30-minute boat ride from Tofino, this upscale eco-safari destination on Vancouver Island is hard to beat. The resort boasts out-of-this-world glamping thanks to giant white canvas tents furnished with wood stoves, oil lamps, and antique furniture. An average nightly rate of US$3,681 during the high-demand summer makes this the eighth priciest hotel in the world, and the costliest in North America, according to a survey by TravelMag.com.
Douglas fir-framed windows by Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors offer layered indoor-outdoor views.
Additional light is brought into the living space by a series of triangular skylights.
Because the residents wanted lighting “to fade away,” the home makes the most of natural light and minimizes fixtures. Each room has two sources of daylight, usually in the form of floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights. Fluorescent lights integrate into the surface of the skylights so they don’t protrude into the space.
McAvoy worked with builder Stephen Campbell on structural elements such as the glass floor and walls.
Media room
Sheets of hot-rolled steel were used as exterior cladding—as well as for parts of walls and countertops indoors—to heighten the industrial effect. “When hot-rolled steel comes out of the factory, it’s a very even-toned, blue-gray color,” Han says. “But we wanted to have a pattern. So we stacked the sheets of siding outside in the rain, and let it sit there so that the water would create texture.” Putting up the siding was messy, since each sheet had to be carefully dried before installation and then covered with a water-based clear coat to prevent surface oxidation. The result, though, is a quietly mottled surface that Mihalyo says “looks like slate” and will change color over time as dark brown tones begin to appear beneath the basic steel gray. Like the circular windows that seem stolen from the airplanes flying over the house, the steel siding is an architectural element made possible on a small budget only by Han and Mihalyo doing it themselves. As Han exclaims, “Can you imagine specing this out for a contractor?”
The porthole window in the master bedroom not only evokes the sea, it looks out onto it.
The home’s board-and-batten siding is black-stained pine punctuated by Jeld-Wen windows.


Scaly Mountain, North Carolina
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Circular mirrors adhere to the inner walls of a skylight above the dining area, bouncing light and bringing the room yet more illumination.
The addition rises  above the original shack’s 400- square-foot concrete foundation, which is partially visible in the  living room. A Cricket patio chair by Hershy Way is used for indoor seating opposite a Morsø wood-burning stove.
Front Entry Door & Privacy Screen
When architect Marc-André Plasse realized that he was unable to add a second story to his Montreal house due to a weak foundation, he eked out another 500 square feet with a clever multilevel addition on one side to create a master bedroom with an interior balcony that cantilevers over the dining area.
Large format Fiandre floor tiles fill the entry sequence and align with the building module.
A previously unrealized design by Whitaker Studio will become a vacation home in Joshua Tree, each shipping container strategically angled for protection from the climate, privacy, and desert views. 
Shipping containers, angled in various directions to capture views or provide privacy, will make up the exoskeleton of the residence. The approximately 2,000-square-foot home will include three ensuite bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. A garage with a solar panel roof will power the dwelling. Nestled in a gully created by stormwater, Joshua Tree Residence engages with the topography and climate for a dynamic desert escape.
A giant plywood scoop curves down from a row of clerestory windows in the loft, refracting light.
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New Haven, Connecticut
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The addition arrived in 10 pieces, including a support for the staircase; all of them were craned onto the roof and assembled in a single day.
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New Haven, Connecticut
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The art studio doubles as a guest bedroom.
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Tehachapi Mountains, California
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
A gearbox from an old irrigation pump helps turn the wheel that opens the window wall, a detail that reflects Kundig's love of simple yet sophisticated
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Tehachapi Mountains, California
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Detailed in cedar paneling and plywood, Mauka was oriented to catch the sunrise. The table is by Moore’s firm, FLOAT.

Maui, Hawaii
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017