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bay window
A window that protrudes from a wall, usually bowed, canted, polygonal, segmental, semicircular, or square-sided in plan; typically one story in height, although sometimes higher; occasionally corbeled out from the face of the wall, as an oriel; Also see angled bay window, bow window, cant window.
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Tightly coiled at its ostensible head--the shape is clearly meant to evoke a beached leviathan--the form opens up at its tail end, empty window bays and dividing I-beam mullions (a bit of nonfunctional decoration that Mies defended as a means to "preserve and extend the rhythm" of the exterior) rolled up into a kind of thoracic expanse that snakes away from the viewer as it narrows.
The double-fronted window bays have character and my server was sufficiently cleancut to have been a film star in a different life.
The style of the house is particularly impressive in its architecture with window bays and beautiful tall ceilings, fireplaces and cornicing.
Liz Carter, a Eugene-based preservation consultant, recently visited the post office and admired its architecture and adornments, including glazed blue terra cotta around doors and the seven large window bays on the front, cream and peach colored terra cotta elsewhere on the exterior, plus decorative columns topped by floral capitals.
Composed of brick and concrete, the building features ornamental parapet wall reliefs, vertical brick ribs that separate the window bays and a protruding central bay that forms a pronounced entrance to the building.
The second fire, which quickly escalated to a two-alarm fire once firefighters returned, may have started as the result of a spark falling through the window bays into the insulation in the walls.
To bring in more light, and make it a family-friendly eating space, Coker designed a symmetrical pair of deep window bays.
Inside the three-story structures there was room for such creative design solutions as split levels, overlooks, corner window bays, and offices tucked into stair landings.
Both have deep window bays - still with original shutters - and views over the back garden.
Look closely, and you'll also see that the window bays, arcades and sills bear a likeness to the sand found at Ewa beach.
We have window bays and a sunken area known as The Pit for private moments - just you and a dozen pals.
The bulk of the complex, which is well situated for local shops and amenities, will be broken down and softened by a series of gabled wings and window bays on the frontage which curves around the corner site.