Collection by William Lamb

Let It Shine: 7 Elegant Clerestory Windows

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Clerestory windows have been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians, and there's a reason for their staying power. By drawing sunlight from high spaces, clerestory windows help bathe a room in natural light, even when angles aren't optimal. Here are some creative uses of this enduring feature.

A lofted sleeping space furnished with a king size Design Within Reach American Modern bed was made possible when the...
A band of clerestory windows illuminates the interior.
Large floor-to-ceiling windows and doors provide abundant natural light and ventilation.
Copenhagen-based architect Martin Kallesø was tasked with a simple program: create a freestanding guest room so that...
Natural light filters in through a series of apertures, including a clerestory window above the kitchen area.
The clerestory windows were originally screens covered by sliding plywood panels that could be opened to allow in light...
Judith and Maple at work in the living space, which has a deck off the side and a view of the neighbors' house.