Soak up the Sun: 4 Amazing Atriums

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July 25, 2013
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  JUST DO IT The literal and figurative centerpiece of the Portland, Oregon house is the atrium, through which light filters into the rest of the house year-round. Photo by: John Clark    This originally appeared in Let There Be White .

    JUST DO IT

    The literal and figurative centerpiece of the Portland, Oregon house is the atrium, through which light filters into the rest of the house year-round.

    Photo by: John Clark

    This originally appeared in Let There Be White .
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  POLE STAR The sun shines over the meadow on the backside of architect Peter Kuczia’s carbon-saving creation, whose central atrium contains the living room. In summer, the glass doors open.    This originally appeared in Pole Star.

    POLE STAR

    The sun shines over the meadow on the backside of architect Peter Kuczia’s carbon-saving creation, whose central atrium contains the living room. In summer, the glass doors open.

    This originally appeared in Pole Star.
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  ESCAPE TO THE ROCK The plan of this Gulf Island house revolves around a rocky outcropping, lush with life, that acts as the home’s central atrium. The granite was left intact in order to serve as the nucleus of the courtyard, and the walls of windows draw a wealth of natural daylight into the back of the building. Photo by: Misha Gravenor  Photo by Misha Gravenor.   This originally appeared in Escape to the Rock.

    ESCAPE TO THE ROCK

    The plan of this Gulf Island house revolves around a rocky outcropping, lush with life, that acts as the home’s central atrium. The granite was left intact in order to serve as the nucleus of the courtyard, and the walls of windows draw a wealth of natural daylight into the back of the building.

    Photo by: Misha Gravenor

    Photo by Misha Gravenor.
    This originally appeared in Escape to the Rock.
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  MID-CENTURY MASH-UP Homeowner Kevin Farnham and his dog Kasia sit in front of the home’s most impressive feature: an enclosed atrium overlooking the living area. In 2007, Dale Loughins outfitted the atrium with all manner of exotic epiphytes and an automated misting system. Photo by: Misha Gravenor  Photo by Misha Gravenor.   This originally appeared in Mid-Century Mash-Up.

    MID-CENTURY MASH-UP

    Homeowner Kevin Farnham and his dog Kasia sit in front of the home’s most impressive feature: an enclosed atrium overlooking the living area. In 2007, Dale Loughins outfitted the atrium with all manner of exotic epiphytes and an automated misting system.

    Photo by: Misha Gravenor

    Photo by Misha Gravenor.
    This originally appeared in Mid-Century Mash-Up.
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