Street View: Windows

I’ve been thinking about windows in streetscapes particularly after hearing Tommy Smythe speak a few weeks ago.

He showed us fantastic pictures from his recent trip to Scandanavia. I was struck by the impact of the windows in the design of all the buildings.

Windows in a street scene often demonstrate the element of repetition and serve to draw the eye along the street or up and down the building.

The repeated windows, the close proximity of the buildings in this image of London, England draw the eye along the street

The windows in this Cophenhagen street draw interest and force your eye to move along

On holiday, we stopped for lunch in Montpelier, Vermont and these windows spoke to me

More thoughts on windows in a future post – I’ve been on vacation this week but wanted to share some things that struck me. Do you ever notice windows in streetscapes?

PS: Check out this window display I came across in Montpelier, Vermont. It was put together by a grade eight student who loves dolls. So creative and detailed!

Images via here, here and moi


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Sarah is constantly ReDesigning things. From ReDesigning spaces for others or ReDesigning herself from corporate operations whiz into interior decorator and blogger – it’s all about ReDesign.

Posted on July 7, 2011, in Blog Posts and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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