Featured Design Element: Floor Height Windows

Architecture & Interiors

We ooohed and ahhed at the pleasures that modern seamless corner windows can do to modern homes in our first featured design element post a couple of weeks ago, and now we marvel at another favorite uniquely-placed glass treatment in the home: floor height windows.

Unless you’re prone to crawling around your home (apologies to any advanced toddlers who might be reading this post), we doubt that you actually need any floor height windows. That’s hardly the point of floor height windows. If you used that logic with other types of windows, then we’d never have any transom windows without also having ladders installed. But much like transom window uses (circulation, light with privacy), so, too, can floor height windows be functionally implemented.

They’re a great way to bring in extra light and maintain privacy in modern homes (without needing lots of window treatments). If they open, they could be great for circulation (and feet breezes). And don’t forget the other bonuses, like adorable photo opportunities when kids/babies/pets use them to look out the house. We’re won over by just a few photos we’ve looked at, are you?

Images: Henning Larsen Architects; Point Tokyo; Krisstina Wise

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  1. Bamboo flooring Perth

    Apr 13, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    This is a great interior design. Using glass windows and walls allow sufficient light in the room. It helps conserve electricity and money with using natural energy.

  2. april

    Oct 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Awesome horizontal window designs…especially the ones along the floor. We’re considering doing this in our container house we’re building.

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