Definition of clerestory window in English:

clerestory window


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

    • ‘And ceilings, with knife-edged soffits and a ribbon of clerestory windows tucked behind, often appear to float.’
    • ‘And the clerestory windows of the choir, glazed with large standing figures, are virtually intact.’
    • ‘A row of clerestory windows, tucked just below the roof, will wash the ceiling with light and make the roof appear to float.’
    • ‘Now, through the clerestory windows above the sliding glass doors, ‘you can see the sky and the trees soaring up into it,’ Lander says.’
    • ‘The master got rid of galleries along the walls, permitting higher and brighter clerestory windows overhead.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘Other elements contributing to the airy design include a pair of skylights and clerestory windows.’
    • ‘In this house, the living room had a soaring 25-foot-high ceiling, French doors, and clerestory windows that seemed to float in space.’
    • ‘Thoughtful placement of clerestory windows and hallway skylights reduces the need for artificial lighting during the day.’
    • ‘The energy-efficient home is cooled by summer breezes that enter through doors and rear clerestory windows.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Jones called the front of the house - containing high clerestory windows in an otherwise blank facade - a privacy wall.’
    • ‘Suppose, for example, that you have a home with a high vaulted ceiling and operable clerestory windows.’
    • ‘The reception lobby composed of a curved roof form of bright orange porcelain enamel panels, penetrated with small clerestory windows.’
    • ‘The clerestory windows over this space brighten and vent the entire structure.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A large mental mirror draws the eye toward the clerestory windows and the balcony.’
    1. 1.1 A 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.’
      • ‘The entry hall was bathed in a warm light from three art-glass clerestory windows.’
      • ‘For daylight, the architects devised a light scoop to collect and redirect daylight from a new clerestory window to the workspaces below.’
      • ‘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.’