Collection by Kelsey Keith

Renovating to Maximize Light

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Who doesn't want a little more light in their lives? In these eight projects we explore the power of illumination, from a modernist skylight in Harlem to concrete-clad funnels that mitigate the harsh sun of Puerto Rico, proving that architects across the globe know myriad ways to harness the sun.

This living room is lit by three protruding skylights angled to catch morning and afternoon light. Photo by Raimund…
Architects Carrie and Kevin Burke designed their home to be a time-telling observatory. Sunlight is corseted through a…
Keisha Martin and her cousin, Mickeda, chat underneath the house’s crowning glory, the oculus, which allows light to…
Architect Gregory Phillips connected the original house to a new modern extension that doesn’t interfere with the…
It took more than a year for the Marcovitz-Geiger family just to navigate the tangle of renovation red tape to get the…
The owners of this renovated mid-century modern home in California longed for an outdoor eating area, but with the…
The Felds’ new kitchen is clean, modern, and laced with industrial touches (laboratory faucets, lab glass pendant lamps…
An ingenious floor treatment—slats laid over the ceiling beams—enables the skylight to do double duty, pouring sunlight…
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