112 Windows Picture Window Type 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.

A close-up of the integrated planter in front of a south-facing window.
The two-story, light-filled courtyard opens the ground floor up to the floors above, providing visually transparency between floors.
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.
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.
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.
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 concrete cabin has a steel chimney and steel window frames.
Plantings were strategically placed throughout the living spaces to designate "rooms" without using traditional walls.
The glass walls create a strong connection with the outdoors.
"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 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.
Ravit Dvir Architecture and Design
A binary play of considered honey and gray tones strongly reference the exterior yellow brick and gray metal of the two distinct structures.
A close-up of the dog-door leading out to the backyard.
Back of the house.
"The central court acts as a glass ‘jewel’ at the heart of the house," say the architects, who styled it in the likeness of a Japanese garden.
The upper section of the façade is clad in timber, and features large steel-framed windows that extend slightly beyond the siding.
The exterior has wrapped in a black cladding with gray render. Large expanses of glazing create a strong visual connection to the forest outdoors.
Potrero Residence  Facade
Looking north from the front door, one looks through a 12'h x 8' w window looking on the stone embedded in the landscape which came from the excavated bedrock when construction the home.
Windows and skylights have been strategically placed throughout to capture striking views of the surrounding trees. Here, a bedroom cantilevers above the entrance patio.
A punched-out square window acts as living art in the stairwell.
Each of the windows are deeply recessed, creating a frame-like effect.
The sloped ceiling of the loft space is covered in scalloped shingles painted blue.
The tree-shaped window frames bring an abstract forest indoors.
Wilson also incorporated high levels of insulation and double glazing to make the house energy efficient.
In winter, the wooden screens can be opened to draw in the warm, afternoon sun.
Windows transcend floor levels to discretely frame views of the surrounding neighborhood, offering slices of the vistas beyond.
A view of the temperate rainforest outdoors.
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 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.
Corner Window
A sauna that looks out to the lake.
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.
A close-up of the windows meeting the stone wall.
Full height glazing provides a direct visual connection to the exterior foliage.