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Window design for all shapes and sizes

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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We are so used to looking through our windows that we often do not notice exactly what the windows and frames themselves look like. Nevertheless, we find these architectural elements everywhere, and when they are not there, for example in a small bathroom or basement, we are well aware of their absence. We often do not realise how much influence our windows and frames have on the design and appearance of our home. While they may seem invisible, to achieve a consistent style or taste, it is important to think about all the elements. In a sleek, minimalist design, decorative or antique window frames would hardly fit, and in an old historical house, stark, shiny aluminum frames would be ugly. Even if you prefer an eclectic or mixed look, the choice of window style is very important. So, if you are building or remodeling, or if your windows or window frames simply need replacing, this ideabook will help you learn about the varying range of options available. 



Cortina de cristal en Benicassim


This modern glass wall transforms into a conservatory balcony when opened, and is a sleek and stylish example of an invisible, conscious design. You can enjoy this view even while hiding inside from bad weather, and there will be no frames or sections of wall to block the vista.

Coloured light

 Windows & doors  by Glasstec



As seen here, stained glass does not have to be found only in a church, nor does it always need to feature traditional floral motifs. This antique style gains some modern flair through the use of a geometric design. Despite, this the frame remains traditional, and references to ecclesiastical stained-glass scenes through the use of basic colours. The result is a hybrid new classic.


​This image shows an artistic variation on stained glass, both in design and construction. The colours and design of the glass itself are unexpected and modern, and give the room an aura of serenity with a contemporary design. Used in a skylight or a lamp, glass like this is an architectural art piece. We can see how such an original addition can make an attic, a dark room or even a basement apartment feel modern and artistic through abundant and cleverly dispersed light. 


 Windows & doors  by MFA Architects
MFA Architects

House for Holidays, 2009

MFA Architects

In this particular seaside house, which was built as a modern twist on a typical cottage, the windows are set in the walls in a very original way. There are different sizes of windows everywhere, placed higgledy-piggledy at seemingly random heights and distances. However, the windows are good for more than just aesthetics: their placement in the thick walls, together with the shutters, serves to provide cooling and shade in the Italian heat.


 Windows & doors  by RS Architects
RS Architects

Islington House Conversion

RS Architects

For a simpler, quieter interior, these classic window frames are perfect. They would fit stylistically in both antique buildings and more modern constructions. Because they open by sliding the lower panel parallel to and along the upper one, they are therefore ideally suited for small houses or rooms where you do not want to sacrifice space to a swinging window.

Little details

When it comes to the details of the frames, like knobs, handles, locks and hinges, there is also a large choice available, although the selection is limited choice of frame. Let yourself be primarily guided by your own style and tastes, but do not be afraid to use these accessories to throw in something a little different, like, for example, a special vintage or retro element, as shown here.  

Though we have a number of very different products have shown here, there is still much more to see in the world of windows and frames. Materials, constructions and designs are constantly changing and there is continued progress in all these areas. Have a look at the window products of our professionals and choose from the many designs that which best suits you and your home.

What do you think of these designs? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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