false window


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false window

The representation of a window that is inserted in a facade to complete a series of windows or to give the appearance of symmetry. See also: Chicago window

blank window, blind window, false window

1. A recess in an external wall, having the external appearance of a window.
2. A window, which has been sealed off but is still visible.

false window, blind window

The representation of a window inserted to complete a series of windows or to give symmetry; a blank window.
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These are particularly prominent on walls, window-ledges and door-jambs at Angkor Wat, and they also adorn false window blinds at the Bayon, Wat Nokor and Banteay Kdei.
Caption: 10 A false window in Wat Banon, Battambang region, with a pattern of four-petal flowers (central field) and four bands of geometric motifs forming an outer border, visible on the bottom edge and left-hand side.
Caption: 11 A false window in Ta Phrom at Tonle Bati, Takeo province, with a pattern of four-petal flowers in square geometric array.
Caption: 12 A false window in Wat Nokor, Kampong Cham province, with a pattern of four-petal flowers in diagonal geometric array.
Det Sgt Francis said: We have had door handles wired to the mains and false windows, so that if someone climbed through a window they would be spiked on massive nails.
Outside you can have fun spotting the false windows - behind the glass you can see bricks if you look closely whereas once the glass was painted.
Historical architecture often exploits illusions: symmetry is achieved using false windows, an impression of a particular material through a painted surface, ruins by building them, and so on.
According to renderings and presentations before the board, the building will have sloped roofs and brick exterior walls, gables and residential-style false windows creating the illusion of a second story.
From the pier, you can see a busy marina (the main boat storage warehouse is cleverly disguised with false windows and shutters), cottages and small businesses.
The conservatory idea works really well in even the smallest room, since the false windows give the illusion of depth and space.
In June, an architect presented renderings that included sloped roofs, brick exterior walls, gables and residential-style false windows along what was called "the illusion of a second story.
In June, an architect presented renderings that included sloped roofs, brick, gables and residential-style false windows along what was called "the illusion of a second story.