26 Jan '14, 9am

Beautiful windows in natural homes around the world.

This is the kitchen window to Ianto and Linda's home at Cob Cottage Company in Oregon, USA. The window has been pargeted, that's decorative work in clay or lime, and styled with natural pigments to represent a happy face. The interior of the cob cottage kitchen is 100% hand made. If you look to the shadows above the window you'll see the ferns that drape over the living roof. Using plants in this way helps to provide filtered Light (Pattern Language No.238 ). Where the edge of a window or eave of a roof is silhouetted against the sky, make a tapestry of light and dark to break up and soften the sunlight.

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