Sliver, or ribbon, windows have a particularly unique way of controlling the way we feel in a space. Used high in a wall, they wash the ceiling with an even light, making a space feel secure yet luminous and introspective. Used low in a wall, they create a dramatic shift in focus, highlighting and reflecting the adjacent ground color, material and weather outside. Used at or just below eye level, sliver windows create a carefully controlled horizontal framed view to the building’s surroundings.
In this video, I offer a primer on the reasons one might choose to use long, narrow windows. Also discussed are three primary wall locations and the benefits of each.
Archtiects featured in this video:
Heyri Art Village (cover)
Hernandez Silva Arquitectos
Thomas Shafer Architects LLC
Eggleston Farkas Architects
Skale Building Design
Stuart Sampley Architect
Michelle Walker architects
CHRISTIAN DEAN ARCHITECTURE, LLC
ALTUS Architecture + Design
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