Made of glass that stretches from floor to ceiling and corner to corner, a window wall encourages an indoor-outdoor relationship in which boundaries disappear. Ideally suited for a room that commands an expansive view, this type of window design helps in creating a space that isn't quite part of the interior nor the exterior, but a place in between the two.
A punched window is perfect for framing a special view. Whether oriented horizontally or vertically, with thin or thicker casing, this type of window treats the view as a framed object ...
... such as a photo or a painting of the landscape. But a framed view created by this type of window is better than a static photo or painting, as the view is constantly changing with the time of day and the season.
A conservatory or a greenhouse, whether in a modern or traditional idiom, is a great way to extend the indoor space outward. Not limited to just horizontal or vertical sight lines, these glass enclosures truly make indoor rooms into outdoor spaces.
A horizontal band of transom windows set high up in the wall provides privacy while forcing the view upward. This is an great way to capture light and a view when what's directly outside isn't something you really want to look at.
... a small bedroom. No matter the style, from traditional to contemporary, a corner window is an effective way to make a smaller room seem much larger than it actually is.
... can be used by ganging a series of traditional double-hung windows together. Ganging windows in rows like this allows for a room to capture the light and the view while still providing an ample amount of wall space for other needs.