Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Circular window

A round aperture, open, louvered, or glazed

Types:

An Oculus, circular window, or rain-hole is a feature of Classical architecture since the 16th century. They are often denoted by their French name, oeil de boeuf, or "bull's-eye".

Circular windows set in dormers have been a feature of French Classical architecture since the beginning of the seventeenth century. For structural reasons, they are also found as the portholes of ships.

- Wikipedia (Nov. 2011)


Examples from Buffalo architecture:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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