Many buildings nowadays have no opening windows at all; and many of the opening windows that people do build, don’t do the job that opening windows ought to do.


Decide which of the windows will be opening windows. Pick those which are easy to get to, and choose the ones which open onto flowers you want to smell, paths where you might want to talk, and natural breezes. Then put in side-hung casements that open outward. Here and there, go all the way and build full French windows.

… this pattern helps to complete Window Place (180), Windows Overlooking Life (192), and Natural Doors and Windows (221).

Complete the subframe of the casement with Small Panes (239)

Reference for full-text of Pattern: p. 1100medium-confidence