Meaning of clerestory window in English:

clerestory window


  • 1Each of a series of windows in a clerestory.

    ‘In addition to the translucent panels, a ribbon of glass tops many of the interior and exterior walls and acts as a giant clerestory window, flooding the space with light.’
    • ‘The tent-like roof enclosure floats atop a shallow clerestory window, transforming the sanctuary into the primeval cavern of man's first and most primitive dwelling.’
    • ‘Two other windows, even taller and thinner, are spaced along the right wall of the nave, while a round clerestory window is visible high up near the ceiling.’
    • ‘The transformed entrance hall leads to a tall tapering rectangular space lit at the top by a continuous clerestory window.’
    • ‘In this house, the living room had a soaring 25-foot-high ceiling, French doors, and clerestory windows that seemed to float in space.’
    • ‘Suppose, for example, that you have a home with a high vaulted ceiling and operable clerestory windows.’
    • ‘Thoughtful placement of clerestory windows and hallway skylights reduces the need for artificial lighting during the day.’
    • ‘Other elements contributing to the airy design include a pair of skylights and clerestory windows.’
    • ‘Now, through the clerestory windows above the sliding glass doors, ‘you can see the sky and the trees soaring up into it,’ Lander says.’
    • ‘Jones called the front of the house - containing high clerestory windows in an otherwise blank facade - a privacy wall.’
    • ‘The energy-efficient home is cooled by summer breezes that enter through doors and rear clerestory windows.’
    • ‘A row of clerestory windows, tucked just below the roof, will wash the ceiling with light and make the roof appear to float.’
    • ‘The clerestory windows over this space brighten and vent the entire structure.’
    • ‘A large mental mirror draws the eye toward the clerestory windows and the balcony.’
    • ‘The art-glass skylight and clerestory windows were removed during stabilization and will be put back once work on the interior is complete.’
    • ‘A natural stack effect induces air movement through the building when the clerestory windows are open.’
    • ‘The master got rid of galleries along the walls, permitting higher and brighter clerestory windows overhead.’
    • ‘And the clerestory windows of the choir, glazed with large standing figures, are virtually intact.’
    • ‘And ceilings, with knife-edged soffits and a ribbon of clerestory windows tucked behind, often appear to float.’
    • ‘The reception lobby composed of a curved roof form of bright orange porcelain enamel panels, penetrated with small clerestory windows.’
    1. 1.1A window with no crosspiece dividing the light.
      ‘The old ‘Auto Hotel’ contrasts with the new, upper portion of building with a clerestory window that lights the changing-exhibition gallery.’
      • ‘For daylight, the architects devised a light scoop to collect and redirect daylight from a new clerestory window to the workspaces below.’
      • ‘The entry hall was bathed in a warm light from three art-glass clerestory windows.’
      • ‘Light from the sun is limited by the use of clerestory windows along both sides of the main hangar that are 10 m long, 1 m high, and approximately 11 m above grade.’
      • ‘Sober and restrained externally, the interior is suffused by a delicate light from a row of encircling clerestory windows.’