Elise and Arnold Goodman's home in Pine Plains, New York, boasts an anarchic scramble of 48 windows, the largest of which measures 8'6'' by 7'6''. As architect Preston Scott Cohen explains, the "free facade makes it impossible to identify how many levels there are, or even to tell the difference between a door and a window." Some even frame views of what's inside the structure, capturing intersections of timber and steel.
Architect Steven Holl incorporated his ideas about a never-performed symphony by John Cage into the design of a copper-clad home in Seoul. Inspired by the musical staff, three rectangular, window-lined skylights brighten the home's interior and reflect the shimmering rooftop pool.
When Syte Architects began to give an Edwardian home in London a contemporary makeover, they used its pre-existing bay window as a focal point, eventually pushing it to three dimensions.
Architect Jérôme de Meuron was entrusted with the difficult task of turning a centuries-old brandy distillery in Scaiano, Switzerland into a vacation home. In order to brighten the space, he and his team painstakingly cut a series of windows from the building's facade, a process that was, at times, as much archeology as architecture.
When retired couple Suzanne and Brooks Kelley decided to turn their Guilford, Connecticut guest home into their primary place of residence, a pair of New Haven architects raised the ceiling to accomodate a lofted master bedroom and a triangular clerestory window.
Eric Grunbaum turned to designer Chris Loomis when looking to add an air of privacy to the master bathroom in his Venice, California home. Grunbaum liked how the whimsical camouflage decals went with the home's natural surroundings. “Because we’re sort of in the trees, I wanted to keep the plant theme going,” he said.
After Tom Givone bought a toppling 19th-century farmhouse in the Catskills, he took in upon himself to redesign it. In the dining room he inserted a wall of skyscraper glass beneath a gabled extension, creating a larger-than-life view of the scenery outside.
The dining room of this revamped terrace house in London features patterned glass panels salvaged from the stained-glass windows of a church.