A new operable skylight above the stairs offers an alluring visual connection to the outdoors, while providing passive climate control. On cool days, light floods the space from above and warms the home, while on warmer days, the open skylight allows air to circulate. The skylight is one of the owners’ favorite part of the home—seeing the changing light through the opening, catching glimpses of the moon at night, or listening to the rain on its surface.  KS Mission by Sarah Akkoush