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The English language-word window originates from the Old Norse ‘vindauga’, from ‘vindr – wind’ and ‘auga – eye’, i.e., wind eye. In Norwegian Nynorsk and Icelandic the Old Norse form has survived to this day (in Icelandic only as a less used word for a type of small open “window”, not strictly a synonym for gluggi, the Icelandic word for window), in Swedish the word vindöga remains as a term for a hole through the roof of a hut, and in the Danish language ‘vindue’ and Norwegian Bokmål ‘vindu’, the direct link to ‘eye’ is lost, just like for ‘window’. The Danish (but not the Bokmål) word is pronounced fairly similarly to window.
Stained-glass windows were an important feature of churches built in the Gothic style, which first arose in the mid-1100’s.
At the dedication of the windows, Dr. Henry Willet, president of Willet Stained Glass Studios, is quoted as saying: We hope and pray that these stained glass windows will inspire not only this congregation, but countless others to follow, that they may worship the Almighty joyously.” John of Damascus, back in the 10th century, described this feeling best when he said: ‘I enter the church choked with the cares of the world. The Willet Studios also built the stained glass windows found in the National Cathedral, Washington, DC; The Church Center, United Nations, NY; Princeton University Chapel and the Chapel at West Point Military Academy. The majority of the windows, commissioned in the late 1940s and early 1950s as the main floor of the building was being planned and constructed, were created by Charles J. Connick Associates, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, and by Jacoby Art Glass Company, Saint Louis, Missouri.
The three oldest windows in the building, dating to 1924 and originally installed in the Browning Room of Carroll Library, were designed by Haskins Glass Studio, Rochester, New York. Three striking cathedral windows in the McLean Foyer of Meditation, very different from the pictorial style throughout the rest of the building, transmit a feeling of sunrise or sunset as the shades of glass vary from deep amber to pale lavender. Remarkably, every church that contains Mayer or Zettler stained glass was a mixed ethnic congregation thereby resulting in a rich variety of saint windows.
On the ground floor these bespoke windows were detailed with specialist stainless steel finish angles to match the windows of the building adjacent to it. The finished Picture Windows looks as if it is ‘popping’ out of the building slightly for a dynamic architectural glazing design. Again, as no pre made frames are used, the glass specifications available for these structural glass windows are nearly endless with options including triple glazing, solar control coatings, low iron glass and acoustic reduction glass as well as our host of more technical and electrical glass solutions. Each installation of our ‘Picture Windows’ are completely designed with bespoke details by IQ’s in house design team to ensure the frameless window is purpose built to suit your building construction and architectural design.
He created his design in block colours, inspired by the simplicity of French artist Henri Matisse’s windows, which use traditional techniques of glass and lead without the use of glass paint, enamels, acid etching or plating. Chartres Cathedral is home to the largest collection of preserved medieval stained-glass windows in the world. The stained-glass windows of Chartres Cathedral.
Window is first recorded in the early 13th century, and originally referred to an unglazed hole in a roof. Window replaced the Old English eagþyrl, which literally means ‘eye-hole,’ and ‘eagduru’ ‘eye-door’. Many Germanic languages however adopted the Latin word ‘fenestra’ to describe a window with glass, such as standard Swedish ‘fönster’, or German ‘Fenster’. The use of window in English is probably because of the Scandinavian influence on the English language by means of loanwords during the Viking Age. In English the word fenester was used as a parallel until the mid-18th century. Fenestration is still used to describe the arrangement of windows within a façade.
Another possibility might be to combine electrochromic windows and solar cells so that instead of uselessly reflecting away sunlight, darkened smart windows could soak up that energy and store it for later. According to scientists at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), windows like this could save up to 8 percent of a building’s total energy consumption; they use only tiny amounts of electricity to switch from dark to light (100 windows use about as much energy as a single incandescent lamp ) so make a huge net energy saving overall. The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, a 19th-century place of worship in Shiraz, Iran, is a breathtaking example of Islamic architecture Featuring a façade decorated with a row of ornamental stained glass windows, the Pink Mosque ” offers worshippers a sunlit spectacle every day at dawn: as the morning light shines through the panes, it illuminates the interior’s rose-colored tiles and patterned Persian carpet with an enchanting array of vivid colors.
Described as the jewel of the Rayonnant Gothic period,” Paris’ stunning Sainte-Chapelle was built in the 13th century by King Louis IX. Initially intended to house precious relics, Sainte-Chapelle is particularly renowned for its collection of 15 windows. Masonry frames typically last a long time with few problems, but removing leaded glass panels set in hardened putty or mortar can be nearly impossible; as a last resort, glass borders may have to be sacrificed to remove the window. The window opening, frame or sash colors, placement of the reinforcement, alignment with architectural elements, and orientation to natural light also establish the relationship between the stained glass and the building.
Charles J. Connick was a leading designer of medieval-style windows characteristic of the style (Figure 7). The windows at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, New York, made by John and William Jay Bolton between 1843 and 1848, are perhaps the most significant early American stained glass installation (Figure 4). Other important early stained glass commissions were the glass ceilings produced by the J. & G. H. Gibson Company of Philadelphia for the House and Senate chambers of the United States Capitol in 1859.
OK i just spend quite some time getting the materials for stained glass windows for my church as they give +5 and looked interesting. Sky-Frame sliding glass windows are also designed for high security. Smart glass combined with intelligent controls makes buildings more energy efficient, allows more natural daylight, provides increased comfort for occupants, and eliminates heat and glare with no shades or blinds required.
Exactly 1,113 glass-stained windows surround the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, France, which served as the residence for the kings of France up until the 14th century. The Aachen Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in western Germany and was built by Charlemagne in 805 A.D. Although the original windows were damaged by a fire, the present glass stained windows are from the 1950s and stand 100 feet tall. It’s easy to imagine windows that capture some of the solar energy falling on them during the day and store it in batteries that can power lights inside your home at night, though, of course, a window can’t be 100 percent transparent and working as a 100 percent efficient solar panel at the same time.
A window is an opening in a wall, door, roof or vehicle that allows the passage of light, sound, and air. Modern windows are usually glazed or covered in some other transparent or translucent material, a sash set in a frame in the opening; the sash and frame are also referred to as a window. Many glazed windows may be opened, to allow ventilation, or closed, to exclude inclement weather. Windows often have a latch or similar mechanism to lock the window shut or to hold it open by various amounts.
Types include the eyebrow window, fixed windows, single-hung and double-hung sash windows, horizontal sliding sash windows, casement windows, awning windows, hopper windows, tilt and slide windows (often door-sized), tilt and turn windows, transom windows, sidelight windows, jalousie or louvered windows, clerestory windows, skylights, roof windows, roof lanterns, bay windows, oriel windows, thermal, or Diocletian, windows, picture windows, emergency exit windows, stained glass windows, French windows, panel windows, and double – and triple paned windows.
The Romans were the first known to use glass for windows, a technology likely first produced in Roman Egypt, in Alexandria ca. 100 AD. Paper windows were economical and widely used in ancient China, Korea and Japan. In England, glass became common in the windows of ordinary homes only in the early 17th century whereas windows made up of panes of flattened animal horn were used as early as the 14th century. In the 19th century American west, greased paper windows came to be used by itinerant groups. Modern-style floor-to-ceiling windows became possible only after the industrial plate glass making processes were fully perfected.