window, in architecture, the leaf or leaf, equipped with glass, which closes an opening in the wall of a structure without excluding light and air. It can have a square, round or pointed head; it can be single, double or grouped; Compared to the wall, it can be coplanar, recessed or overhanging. A projecting window is called a bay window if it is polygonal, bay window if it is semicircular, bay window
if you have masonry or stone supports. A mullioned window is divided by thin bars of glass; When the bars radiate from the center of a circular bar, it is called a wheel. It bears the name of rose window
when adorned with colored glass
or drawing of the figure. The long narrow window in the perpendicular English Gothic church is called a lancet; a lunette fills a crescent-shaped space below a domed intersection high up in a wall. A lunette, characteristic of the American colonial style, is a semicircular crossbar, usually over a doorway or a small attic window (or, often, a pair flanking the fireplace). A French door reaches the ground and has double blinds that open like doors; Originally from France at the end of the Renaissance, it was adopted throughout the continent and in the southern states of America. Double-leaf doors (sliding up and down within the frame), first used in Renaissance England, became very popular. In Spain, windows are usually decorated with a stone frame, an elaborate head, and a decorative iron grill.
. In Indian and Byzantine windows, an openwork slab of marble or alabaster often replaces the glass. Muslims also used concrete frames in which colored glass was placed in a brilliant arabesque
shapes. Carved and turned wooden bars are found in Syria and Egypt. In China and Japan, rice paper, protected by a wooden sliding shutter, often replaces glass. The shell, also used in China, was used by the Romans, as well as fine slabs of marble, mica, and horn. In modern architecture, the use of windows has increased considerably in homes and on the exterior walls of factories and commercial buildings.
An opening in an external wall of a building to let in light and air, usually glass; a complete group consisting of a window frame, its glazing and any operating hardware. The window has seen a significant increase in performance through the use of new technologies, including double and triple glazing, low-emission coatings and gas-filled windows, which improve the insulation value. While high-performance windows may cost a bit more, the energy savings often translate into a quick return on investment.
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A large window that protrudes from a wall and is triangular in shape.
A window composed of several horizontal shutters hinged at the top one above the other, the lower edges of which open outwards; managed by a control device.
A window that forms a hole in a room and protrudes from the wall in a rectangular, polygonal, or semi-circular shape. Some are supported by ledges or ledges.
A curved plan window, typically with a folded sash; the jambs are usually parallel or radial.
A hole in an external wall, which has the external appearance of a window; a window that has been sealed but is still visible.