86 Windows Wood 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.

This writer’s studio features ample lighting and carefully chosen windows and openings—essential elements of an uplifting she shed or other outbuildings.
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.
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.
The spruce glulam roof structure was prefabricated in the Dolomites and then craned into position in eight sections.
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.
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 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.
The floor-to-ceiling, triple-glazed wall overlooks the lawn and residence.
A glimpse of the kitchen as seen from the dining room. Tallowwood floorboards (Bona Traffic) have been used throughout.
Bi-fold sliding Marvin doors recall steel-framed factory windows, yet are actually built of black-painted wood and insulated glass.
A close-up of the dog-door leading out to the backyard.
Nocturnal view of the brise-soleil facade.
Custom built-in office desk are fabricated from a mixture of walnut, mimicking the same hue as the façade’s Douglas fir. The homeowners’ son-in-law, Alex Everett handcrafted many of the custom pieces.
The horizontal silhouette is opened up by a system of teak wood pillars that support the main walls and wood slat-and-zinc roof.
Potrero Residence  Facade
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.
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 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.
A tall, slender window in front of the sink creates a built in light well, allowing daylight to reflect further inward.
Vignettes show off what Aumas does best. In this one, he takes advantage of the apartment’s tall windows.
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.
Windows are used to maximize space.
A narrow window creates a visual connection between the bedroom and kitchen.
Continuous windows draw daylight deep into the space, while providing views of the distant landscape and sky beyond.
Fully-glazed walls and skylights flood the living space with sunlight.
Four generous skylight windows to flood the interiors with light.
Some of the large planes of glass are sliding doors that open to the outside.
A circular skylight illuminate the living areas.
Picture windows frame views on both ends of the kitchen of the kitchen counter.
The ceilings of the attic slope downwards towards level of the cullis, to create a more cloistered atmosphere.
Girodo says the “high insulation performance of the shell” allows the building to function in a setting that experiences significant temperature fluctuations and extreme cold. Occupants of the front room, which functions as a reception area, can take in the views from its full-height windows in complete comfort.
The extensive use of natural wood on nearly every surface makes the inside of The Barn feel like an extension of the landscape outside.
Floor-to-ceiling windows provide ample natural light and look out onto the landscape.
Sliding bamboo panels on the west side of the house can be adjusted to provide shade during the later part of the day.
Photograph by Wang Ziling