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20:54 Nov 27, 2008
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture
Additional field(s): Construction / Civil Engineering
English term or phrase: oriel window
Definition from Residential design glossary:
A window placed in a projection of an exterior wall of a building is called an oriel window when the wall projection does not extend all the way to the foundation.

Example sentence(s):
  • Oriel windows most commonly appear in homes built in either the Queen Anne or Gothic Revival style of architecture, although they are increasingly common in modern design, and examples of oriels dating back to the 15th century are readily visible in Europe today. wisegeek
  • Much of the charm Atterbury added to the house was in the assortment of windows. On the west end, a two-story copper oriel window, in half-oval shape, lighted both the living room and the master bedroom above it. The New York Times
  • the famous " Maison des Têtes " or " House of Heads "of 1609 with its rich decoration (of 105 masks!), a wonderful oriel window rising two floors high and topped with a balcony, of Renaissance style, on " Rue des Têtes"; Colmar
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