294 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.

Potrero Residence  Facade
The mashrabiyah insuring intimacy and heat protection
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.
A large arched window within the rear facade opens out from the mezzanine to the new outdoor terrace, capturing sunlight throughout the day.
Casement windows let cooling breezes in from the west.
Ong and his team pared back the building form and materials so the proportions of the house became more distinct.
Wilson also incorporated high levels of insulation and double glazing to make the house energy efficient.
The screens help control sunlight penetration and passive solar radiation.
In winter, the wooden screens can be opened to draw in the warm, afternoon sun.
The architects installed Luxal aluminum glazing, which allows the interior space to be flooded with natural light. In addition, the floor-to-ceiling windows are perfectly positioned to frame the breathtaking views over North London and Alexandra Palace.
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.
Blurring the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, this 1,300-square-foot home on the island of Honshu, Japan by architect Keisuke Maeda has multiple windows and skylights surrounding its concrete base.
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.