5 Incredible Window Designs That Will Blow Your Mind

5 Incredible Window Designs That Will Blow Your Mind

At Joinery For All Seasons, we aim to create high quality windows for your home. 

In this blog post, we would like to share the top 5 window designs that will blow your mind.

1. Sainte-Chapelle – France 

Sainte-Chapelle was also known as Holy Chapel. It is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, located at Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France. The chapel was built by  King Louis IX between 1241 and 1248 in order to house the Holy Relics of the Passion. 

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Sainte-Chapelle – France
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainte-Chapelle

 

2. Grossmünster – Zurich, Switzerland

The Grossmünster symblolize the Romanesque style Protestant church in Zurich. It is well known as one of the four major churches in the city. The window is designed by Sigmar Polke in 2009. 

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Grossmünst – Zurich, Switzerland
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grossm%C3%BCnster

 

3. St. Vitus Cathedral – Prague, Czech Republic 

St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Prague, also known as Katedrála Svatého Víta. 

The stained glass window was designed by Mucha during the early 1930s. It portrays a boy named St. Wenceslas with his grandmother, St. Ludmila in the centre and surrounded by the lives of Saints Cyril and Methodius who spread Christianity among the Slavs.

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St Vitus Cathedral

4. Skylight at the Palau de la Música Catalana – Barcelona, Spain

The skylight of the Palau de la Música Catalana features the stained-glass windows built in arches that line both sides of the main concert hall. It represents the sun and sky.

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Palau Vitrall platea
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau_de_la_M%C3%BAsica_Catalana

 

5. Church of Notre-Dame Au Sablon Stained Glass

The church is located in the Sablon district in the historic centre of Brussels. It has been said the church was seen as inferior by the wealthy citizens of Brussels. It is characterized by its late Brabantine Gothic exterior and rich interior decoration including two Baroque chapels

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Church of Notre-Dame Au Sablon Stained Glass
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/03/stained-glass-windows-photos_n_5256052.html

The Worlds Greatest Window Designs

At Joinery For All Seasons we ensure that every detail in our windows are taken care of, from the design through to the build. Our expert craftsmen have over 30 years experience manufacturing and supplying high quality bespoke timber windows, traditional casement windows, and box sash hardwood windows.

We take great pride in our work and often look at historic window designs for inspiration when starting new projects.

In this blog post we share some of the very best windows designs in the world.

1. Cathedral of Brasília, Brazil

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Cathedral of Brasília – Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Bras%C3%ADlia

The stained glass window at this cathedral was designed by artist Marianne Peretti in 1990. Using various tone of blue, green, white, and brown glass on the wave pattern gives a nice calm feeling when you enter the cathedral and stress free from your mind.

 

2. York Minster Chapter House, York, England

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York Minster – Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Minster

York Minster is one of the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe. It was also known as Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York. The cathedral contains a wide collection of medieval stained glass windows, including Five Sisters window.

 

3. Peacock Window, Bhaktapur – Nepal 

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Peacock Window – Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newar_window

This window was built in the 15th century. It was also known as Mona Lisa of Nepal, one of the most precious artwork.

 

4. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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Sagrada Familia – Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_Fam%C3%ADlia

One of the most stunning window design in Barcelona by Francisco Paula de Villar in 1882. During 1883, Villar partnered with Antoni Gaudí in the design. It’s been said that the construction is incomplete at present and will be finalized in 2026 to mark a century of Gaudi’s death.