478 Windows Design Photos And Ideas - Page 8

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 culmination of the collaboration was the design’s simplicity: a single neutral, durable, versatile volume that can easily host a changing collection of hobbies, art, furniture, and guests.
Briggs and Knowles based their design of the oculus on traditional Victorian skylights but tweaked it to fit a more modern sensibility and outfitted it with fluorescent tubing to recreate the effect in the evening.
Sheet Metal Contractor: Fine Metal Roof Tech
Inside, the complex interplay of angles creates an energised feeling of space that belies the modest floorplan. This is enhanced by the full-height glazing on the north face, which draws in the deck and the wetland bush beyond.
The main entrance is on the house’s south side. It leads to a central hall from which all sections of the home are accessible.
With a large glass door from Capral that opens completely to the elements, the master bedroom becomes part of the landscape. Imogen sits with Millie, one of the family’s two greyhounds. The art is by Noel McKenna (top) and Ray Crooke; the butterfly chair cover was custom-made by a saddler. The carpet is from Supertuft.
Cedar louvers veil hurricane windows by Solar Innovations.
The home, which is on Long Island Sound, is made of hardworking materials. Its Gore-Tex-wrapped plywood sheathing is protected by an Equitone fiber-cement rainscreen, which is the first line of defense during harsh weather conditions.
Custom Master Bath Vanity
Open Kitchen & New Vaulted Ceiling
Open Kitchen & New Vaulted Ceiling
The Charm Townhouse - For the love of stairs
The Charm Townhouse - Privacy is ensured without blocking natural light thanks to acid extra clear glass
This compact London apartment by architects Silvia Ullmayer and Allan Sylvester and joiner Roger Hynam has a fully retractable mechanical skylight that opens and closes automatically when its sensors detect rain or excessive wind.
A lofted sleeping space furnished with a king size Design Within Reach American Modern bed was made possible when the architects raised the ceiling to create a triangular skylight. The move carved out enough headroom to make the second-floor space usable, while still keeping the cottage in compliance with strict local zoning rules for “accessory” buildings.
The living room
Pierre Minassian's contemporary latticework
the modern facade
Inside the house, the speed of the planet’s rotation is indicated by the rate of the light beam’s movement over the floor and walls. When the Burkes first moved in, the speed of shifting light made them dizzy.
A custom-tailored mechanism allows six floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to open along the entire width of the living space, creating a seamless transition from indoors to out.
The Trues host parties in the glass-walled structure, located steps from their vacation home, or they escape to it to catch some rays and read a book. Bill reclines on cushions hidden under the reclaimed-fir floorboards that are propped up with Sugatsune hinges.
Raymond takes a break on the master bedroom’s interior balcony, which is cantilevered over the dining area.
Operable walnut shutters shed dappled light from windows throughout 23.2.
Here, the material palette continues: Plywood makes up the deep window frames, built-in shelving, and wall panels, which have been cut into gently jagged, unconventional forms.
The gold (nonfunctioning) surveillance camera by artist Camp Bosworth in the stairwell previously hung in the glass entryway of the family’s former house in Houston.
An enormous boulder blocks views of the street, enhancing the sense of tranquility.
Smith designed the custom cabinets, which were fashioned from medium-density fiberboard with a white lacquer finish. There are three drawer heights. "The faces are consistent but some, when you open them up, are triple-height," Smith says. "So that helps with things that are really large, like sleeping bags or camping stuff or whatever. They're three feet deep, so it goes into the knee wall, which is really handy. So you get lots and lots of storage."
Among the most dramatic spaces is the double-height office with sculptural installation.
Maybe the most enviable bunk in the house, 

the downstairs guest room has an unadulterated view out into the trees.
The interior is spare and modern. The cabinets and chairs are from IKEA. So is the table, which has a DIY laminated-ash top. Suzanne Rochon bought the cabin in 2002 and spent a decade fixing it up before calling on YH2 Architecture. In 2005, she added five acres, doubling the property.
new garden terrace
Canyon Barn
View of book loft mezzanine with views to the east
Laurelhurst Residence