1. Home
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

What is an Oriel Window?



Oriel Window


An oriel window projects from the wall and does not extend to the ground. Oriel windows originated as a form of porch. They are often supported by brackets or corbels. Buildings in the Gothic Revival style often have oriel windows.

Also Known As:

mashrabiya, moucharabieh, musharabie

O: Architecture Terms Starting With O
Related Video
How to Case a Window
Is Your House a Queen?

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.