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An Honest Guide to the Benefits and Drawbacks of Skylights
A skylight might seem like a universally bright idea, but though it can be a great design feature, it isn’t without flaws of its...
An Impressive 20-Foot Skylight Transforms a Jumbled Chicago Home
By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft...
11 Skylights Brighten a Compact, Narrow Home in Vancouver
Strategically placed windows and a neutral color palette allow this 2,200-square-foot home to boast an airy, open feel, despite...
Honeycomb Paper Covers a Skylight in This Hip Japanese Restaurant
A chic, Kappo-style restaurant in Singapore features a softly skylit dining area with washi paper overhead.
10 Light-Filled Homes With Interesting Skylights
By installing skylights—large windows and apertures in your roof—you can naturally warm up your home, brighten and open up your...
Circular Skylights Let the Landscape Grow Through This Concrete Home in India
Nufail Shabana Architects designs a family home in Kerala that is softened with greenery and natural materials.
Vaulted Skylights and Concrete Columns Connect This Melbourne Home With the Sun
Concrete, aluminum, and skylights create architectural alchemy in this breezy residence in the Melbourne suburb of Kew.
Colored Skylights Help Tell Time in This Curvaceous Hamptons Home
In Southampton, architect Nina Edwards Anker builds a LEED-certified cottage where curved shingles meet prismatic glass walls.
A Two-Story Skylight Illuminates a Gracefully Renovated Victorian in London
Architect Neil Dusheiko turns a narrow terrace house into a bright, wood-wrapped sanctuary for himself and his growing family.
Olson Kundig’s Renovated Seattle Office Highlights a Kinetic, Hydro-Powered Skylight
The redesigned office, which holds three floors of a 19th-century factory building, combines workshop and laboratory.
This Unconventional Madrid Penthouse Has a Bathtub in the Living Room
An architect's penthouse apartment has a living room bathtub surrounded by windows and skylights.
A Renovation Sheds New Light on a Cookie-Cutter Home in Sydney
Strategically located skylights brighten and modernize this renovated 1950s bungalow.
A Revitalized Townhouse that Owes Everything to Angles
Tall ceilings and geometric walls are the framework for a Vancouver couple’s modern home.
A New Complex of Micro Flats in Arizona Invites Nature Inside
Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the blocky structure is perforated by succulent-filled atriums and skylights that look...
This Radiant San Francisco Residence Hits the Market at $6.8M
Walls of glass, a full-length skylight, and a floating staircase keep this MAK Studio–designed house feeling sunny and airy.
A London Victorian Gets a Dreamy Addition Anchored by a Terrazzo Island
Perfectly balanced materials and an elongated skylight elevate a rear addition in East London’s Lower Clapton.
This Midcentury A-Frame in Denver Offers Serious Storybook Appeal for $865K
A skylight runs across the pitched roof of this 1954 home, bringing light into a cozy, wood-wrapped interior.
A Concrete Tiny House in Tokyo Opens to the Sky—and the Street
In a city known for its density and small residences, this tiny home employs skylights and a large glass door to connect with its...
A Modern Slovenian Home Mingles With its 16th-Century Neighbor
Sleek on the outside and airy on the inside, this modern home features a skylight that runs across the entire length of the...
A Converted Warehouse Loft in the San Francisco Bay Area Seeks $950K
The radiant space in Emeryville features 19-foot ceilings, exposed wood beams, and a gabled skylight.