World-Famous Windows

As a reputable specialist in windows and hinged French doors, Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento knows how much of an influence the window can have on your home. A window that’s thoughtfully designed and cared for can make a big impact, after all, just like these famous windows.

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Institute for Sound and Vision (Netherlands)

Established in 1997, the Institute for Sound and Vision’s principal mission was to manage and preserve the Dutch audiovisual heritage and making it accessible to a wide audience. Achieving this meant designing a central building that merged nine separate locations, which also meant paying great attention to detail, especially to its exterior.

The building’s exterior displays a stunning stained-glass facade designed by Jaap Drupsteen to give passers by a glimpse of what’s inside. The 2,244 glass panels display an abstracted image from the Sound and Vision collection, with each one having a unique relief and colour pattern. A rotation mechanism was installed during the construction process which enables the panels to be easily cleaned, therefore retaining the visual impact of the building.

Chartres Cathedral (France) 

Chartres Cathedral, or the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Chartres, is a medieval cathedral whose history is is fascinating. The builders designed the cathedral to meet the needs of these stained-glass windows; they feature three-part elevation with external buttressing which allows for much larger windows than earlier designs. It’s because of their ingenuity that it can properly support all 176 windows filled with dense, darkly colored stained-glass.

Chartres Cathedral is widely popular for its three rose windows: the western rose displays the Last Judgement, the northern rose features the Virgin and Child, and the southern rose shows Christ surrounded by adoring angels. It’s also the last of at least five cathedrals built on the site, and although nothing remains from the earliest cathedral, the stained-glass windows have lasted since the early 13th century.

Chicago Cultural Center (U.S.)

This is one of the most popular attractions in the country, with the building itself attracting visitors from around the world to see the largest Tiffany glass dome ever built. Built by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, it’s a 38-foot diameter dome structure that contains approximately 30,000 individual glass pieces in 243 sections held within an ornate cast-iron frame.

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