Eight tranquil interiors where oversized windows frame lush views

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Kitchen interior of Well House by Memo Architectuur

Kitchen interior of Well House by Memo Architectuur

This week’s lookbook explores eight peaceful residential interiors that feature expansive glazing and floor-to-ceiling windows framing verdant views.

These eight projects all use oversized or unusually shaped windows in clever ways, creating interiors that embrace nature and forge welcome connections to the outdoors.

Among this list of projects is an urban home renovation in Sydney offering scenic views over a plant-filled roof terrace, a curvaceous home that wraps around mango trees in a forest near Mumbai, and a mid-century home renovation sat beside a hillside in California.

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring interiors that embody the “bookshelf wealth” design trend, living spaces that feature metal furniture and offbeat homes with indoor slides.


Ground floor, Casa Tres Árboles in Valle de Bravo by Direccion
Photo by Fabian Martinez

Casa Tres Árboles, Mexico, by Direccion

Neutral calming tones feature throughout this revamp of a weekend retreat in Valle de Bravo, completed by Mexican studio Direccion.

Designed to “convey a sense of refuge and retreat”, lush courtyards at either end of the home serve as a backdrop to the calm interiors and are visible through floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors.

Find out more about Casa Tres Árboles ›


Hidden Garden House in Sydney designed by Sam Crawford Architects
Photo by Tom Ferguson

Hidden Garden House, Australia, by Sam Crawford Architects

Located within a conservation zone, this Sydney home was reconfigured by Sam Crawford Architects to transform the space into an urban “sanctuary”.

A sloped terrace on the upper floor is filled with plants to create an “urban oasis” outside the house and offers a scenic yet private bathing experience for the residents.

Find out more about Hidden Garden House ›


Quincy Jones restoration
Photo by Nils Timm

12221 Benmore , US, by Ome Dezin

This mid-century home renovation in California by US studio Ome Dezin features a tonal colour palette and has oversized openings to maximise views of the lush hillside.

Originally constructed in 1960 by architects A Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmon, the renovation aimed to revive the home’s original charm and its connection to the outdoors.

Find out more about 12221 Benmore ›


Interior view of Nisarga Art Hub by Wallmakers in Kerala, India
Photo by Syam Sreesylam

Nisarga Art Hub, India, by Wallmakers

Nisarga Art Hub, a family home located in Kerala, doubles as a community arts centre for hosting workshops and events, as well as musical performances that are held on the structure’s innovative roof design.

A central space features earthy, natural interiors with built-in seating that is fronted by oversized windows looking out over the neighbouring paddy fields.

Find out more about Nisarga Art Hub ›


London home extension by Oliver Leech Architects
Photo by Jim Stephenson

Poet’s Corner House, UK, by Oliver Leech Architects

UK studio Oliver Leech Architects added a four-metre-wide skylight to this extension of a Victorian terrace house in south London.

Tasked with opening up the home’s dark interiors, the extension offers views of a wildflower meadow roof along with views out to a rear courtyard.

Find out more about Poet’s Corner House ›


Blurring Boundaries designs brick home nestled in Indian forest
Photo by Inclined Studio

Asmalay, India, by Blurring Boundaries

This curvaceous home near Mumbai completed by Indian studio Blurring Boundaries was designed to wrap around five of the surrounding forest’s mango trees.

Large, oval-shaped windows line the home’s interior and draw daylight in as well as provide views out towards the leafy forest.

Find out more about Asmalay ›


Well by Memo Architectuur in Mortsel, Belgium
Photo by Evenbeeld

Well House, Belgium, by Memo Architectuur

Belgian studio Memo Architectuur renovated this dilapidated row house in Mortsel to accommodate a single-family home.

The home’s bright, leafy interiors are lit by floor-to-ceiling rear openings that provide a picturesque backdrop to an open-plan kitchen and upper-floor balcony.

Find out more about Well House ›


Snohetta and Tor Helge Dokka design Norwegian residence
Photo by Robin Hayes

House Dokka, Norway, by Snøhetta

Two stacked timber-clad volumes comprise this home designed to resemble a “floating treehouse” in Kongsberg, Norway, completed by Snøhetta and Tor Helge Dokka.

Optimising its location perched on a hillside, large windows finished with black frames look out onto the surrounding rocky landscape.

Find out more about House Dokka ›

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring interiors that embody the “bookshelf wealth” design trend, living spaces that feature metal furniture and offbeat homes with indoor slides.

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