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Ch 6: Window Types & Design

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Review the fun and engaging lessons in this online chapter to boost your knowledge of types of windows and their design. Check your understanding and ensure you're able to excel on a test or assignment by taking short quizzes and a practice exam.

Window Types & Design - Chapter Summary

Learn about various window types and their design with help from this self-paced chapter. Short lessons take a close look at types, styles and the design of bay, dormer and clerestory windows. Review the lessons whenever and wherever your schedule permits using any computer or mobile device with Internet access. Feel free to take multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam to assess your knowledge of these windows. Once you've completed the lessons, you will be able to:

  • Define and list types of bay windows
  • Discuss the meaning and styles of dormer windows
  • Describe the design of clerestory windows in architecture

13 Lessons in Chapter 6: Window Types & Design
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Bay Windows in Architecture: Definition, Types & Origin

1. Bay Windows in Architecture: Definition, Types & Origin

Some windows are focused on letting in light. Others are built to change the exterior appearance of a structure. Bay windows do both. In this lesson, we'll check out the history and design of bay windows, and see how to use them.

Dormer Windows: Definition & Styles

2. Dormer Windows: Definition & Styles

There are many ways to add on to an existing house. In this lesson, we'll look at dormer windows and see how these structures can be used to increase living space inside a home.

Clerestory Window in Architecture: Definition & Design

3. Clerestory Window in Architecture: Definition & Design

There are many kinds of windows, and each has its own unique impact on both the interior and exterior of the structure. In this lesson, we'll check out clerestory windows and see how they're used in architecture and design.

Oriel Windows: Definition & Style

4. Oriel Windows: Definition & Style

How do you add natural light to a room? Architects do it with different types of windows. In this lesson, learn about oriel windows and see how they're used in buildings.

Rose Windows: Definition, Design & Symbolism

5. Rose Windows: Definition, Design & Symbolism

Have you ever stood in a vast cathedral and looked up at a large circular stained glass window? Did you know it was called a rose window? In this lesson, we'll explore the background and symbolism of rose windows in Gothic architecture.

What is a Mullion Window?

6. What is a Mullion Window?

A window is more than just glass. In this lesson, we are going to check out mullions and see how they were first used, as well as how their appearance and use changed over time.

Muntins in Windows: Definition & Style

7. Muntins in Windows: Definition & Style

This lesson introduces muntins used in windows, how their use came about, the difference between muntins and mullions, and a number of styles created by different placement of muntins in a window.

What is a Window Sill? - Definition, History & Design

8. What is a Window Sill? - Definition, History & Design

We may not always notice window sills in our daily lives, but this small architectural feature serves both decorative and functional purposes. In this lesson, we'll see what the sill really does and discuss some design elements.

What is a Lancet Window? - Definition & Architecture

9. What is a Lancet Window? - Definition & Architecture

Have you ever seen a towering Gothic church with tall, narrow windows? They might have been lancet windows. In this lesson, learn about lancet windows and how they are used in architecture.

Stained Glass Windows in the Middle Ages: Purpose & Importance

10. Stained Glass Windows in the Middle Ages: Purpose & Importance

Have you ever stood in a large cathedral and marveled at the stained glass windows? These colorful and beautiful windows are more than just decorations. In this lesson, we explore the purpose and importance of stained glass during the Middle Ages.

What is a Casement Window? - Definition & Parts

11. What is a Casement Window? - Definition & Parts

What kind of windows do you have where you live? Some windows open with a simple crank. Ever heard of a casement window? In this lesson, learn about casement windows and their parts.

Diocletian Windows: Definition, Architecture & Style

12. Diocletian Windows: Definition, Architecture & Style

Of the many kinds of windows you can use, how many would make you feel like a Roman emperor? In this lesson, we'll check out Diocletian windows and explore their unique history.

What is a Sash Window? - Definition & Types

13. What is a Sash Window? - Definition & Types

There are many kinds of windows you can use in a home. In this lesson, we are going to check out sash windows and see what defines this distinct architectural feature.

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