8 Light-Filled Rooms We Love

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January 27, 2014
From a remote prefab located in Bend, Oregon to an apartment building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, there is no denying that these eight residences get a healthy dose vitamin D. Here are a few of our favorite light-filled rooms around the world.
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  A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously as good design. The living-dining area of their own residence is lined with doors and windows from Phoenix Glass for Columbia Aluminum Products. Photo by Kamil Bialous.  Photo by: Kamil Bialous

    A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously as good design. The living-dining area of their own residence is lined with doors and windows from Phoenix Glass for Columbia Aluminum Products. Photo by Kamil Bialous.

    Photo by: Kamil Bialous

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  A Brooklyn architect shows what a little elbow grease, a healthy dose of naïveté, and a decade can accomplish. In the living room Daphne the dog keeps company with a Case Study Day Bed from Modernica, a LCM chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, and a painting by the Brooklyn artist Joyce Kim. Photo by Dustin Aksland.  Photo by: Dustin Aksland

    A Brooklyn architect shows what a little elbow grease, a healthy dose of naïveté, and a decade can accomplish. In the living room Daphne the dog keeps company with a Case Study Day Bed from Modernica, a LCM chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, and a painting by the Brooklyn artist Joyce Kim. Photo by Dustin Aksland.

    Photo by: Dustin Aksland

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  An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon. The architects wrapped the glazing around the corner of the living room to bring the landscape inside. The open-web trusses run continuously from indoors to out. A fleet of Modernica furnishings complement a Prototype Boomerang chair by Richard Neutra, a custom Moufelt industrial felt rug, and Circa50 butterfly chairs.  Courtesy of: Nic Lehoux

    An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon. The architects wrapped the glazing around the corner of the living room to bring the landscape inside. The open-web trusses run continuously from indoors to out. A fleet of Modernica furnishings complement a Prototype Boomerang chair by Richard Neutra, a custom Moufelt industrial felt rug, and Circa50 butterfly chairs.

    Courtesy of: Nic Lehoux

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  Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage. In the living room, a pair of Frog chairs by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani join custom leather furnishings. The family can finally display all their books and artworks, including the large-scale piece, Topophilia-Imbuing in Monet, 2005, by Keiko Hara. Photo by Matthew Williams.  Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage. In the living room, a pair of Frog chairs by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani join custom leather furnishings. The family can finally display all their books and artworks, including the large-scale piece, Topophilia-Imbuing in Monet, 2005, by Keiko Hara. Photo by Matthew Williams.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

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  Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill. The master bedroom is defined on the north side by a series of indoor louvers, which allow the couple to frame and manage their views. Photo by Ian Allen.  Photo by: Ian Allen

    Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill. The master bedroom is defined on the north side by a series of indoor louvers, which allow the couple to frame and manage their views. Photo by Ian Allen.

    Photo by: Ian Allen

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  Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming Israeli city. The family eats at Table B by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona. The Plastic side chairs are by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra. Photo by Amit Geron.  Photo by: Amit Geron

    Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming Israeli city. The family eats at Table B by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona. The Plastic side chairs are by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra. Photo by Amit Geron.

    Photo by: Amit Geron

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  A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek. The living room, sports a trio of Shell chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son. Photo by Andrea Wyner.  Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek. The living room, sports a trio of Shell chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son. Photo by Andrea Wyner.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

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  At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape. For the seating area, the couple selected a Charles sofa by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia in addition to CH07 Shell chairs by Hans Wegner, a PK61 coffee table by Poul Kjærholm, and a Nesta rug from Design Within Reach. The dining table, an original design by Burnette, is surrounded by stools that belonged to a previous owner. Photo by Dean Kaufman.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman

    At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape. For the seating area, the couple selected a Charles sofa by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia in addition to CH07 Shell chairs by Hans Wegner, a PK61 coffee table by Poul Kjærholm, and a Nesta rug from Design Within Reach. The dining table, an original design by Burnette, is surrounded by stools that belonged to a previous owner. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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