Video Vault: Design Tips for Upper-Level Oriels
An oriel is not a bird. It’s a bay window that doesn’t have a foundation. Instead, it cantilevers or hangs from a wall, often with brackets or corbels below.
Join architect Katie Hutchison on a tour of some upper-level oriels like the ones she describes in her Drawing Board column, “Taking Oriels to a New Level” in Fine Homebuilding #221. Think of an oriel as a window bay that doesn’t have a foundation. In this gem from the Fine Homebuilding Video Vault, we’ll look at oriels that announce entryways, create stair landings, and double as dormers, along with a bonus type. We’ll also meet other architects designing upper-level oriels, and hear from a builder about installing one, too.