Lit Up: 16 Projects Illuminated by Skylights





North light, south light, warm light and cool light – the diversity of skylights mean they can illuminate any space. Both a window and a ceiling, the hybrid nature of a skylight enables it to be a key element used in architectural spaces. The cool light of a north skylight is instrumental in creating a space to focus and work, while its south-facing counterpart lights up a space with that golden glow. Through its flexibility also come opportunities for expression, from its shape to its angle. Is a skylight a ribbon weaving through a roof panel? Or is it a series of dotted openings creating a mosaic of daylight on the floor? Check out these 16 examples of contemporary spaces lit by this key element below:

184 Shepherd’s Bush Road / ColladoCollins Architects


© Eugene Codjoe

© Eugene Codjoe

© Eugene Codjoe

© Eugene Codjoe

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Waterside Buddist Shrine / ARCHSTUDIO


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Courtesy of ARCHSTUDIO

Courtesy of ARCHSTUDIO

Courtesy of ARCHSTUDIO

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House in Kohoku / Torafu


© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano

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Light Cannon House / Carterwilliamson Architects


© Katherine Lu

© Katherine Lu

© Katherine Lu

© Katherine Lu

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CAP / AAVP Architecture 


© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly

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The Courtyard House / De Rosee Sa


© Alexander James Photography

© Alexander James Photography

© Alexander James Photography

© Alexander James Photography

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Green House / Sean Godsell Architects


© Earl Carter

© Earl Carter

© Earl Carter

© Earl Carter

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Shitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL Architects


© Hou Bowen

© Hou Bowen

© Hou Bowen

© Hou Bowen

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Converted Warehouse in Fitzroy / Andrew Simpson Architects


© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath

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The Kite / Architecture Architecture


© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts

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Rosebridge House / Nick Bell D&A


© Simon Whitbread Photo

© Simon Whitbread Photo

© Simon Whitbread Photo

© Simon Whitbread Photo

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Wheat House / Damian Rogers Architecture


© Alessandro Cerutti

© Alessandro Cerutti

© Alessandro Cerutti

© Alessandro Cerutti

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Shengdetang Ruins Gallery / CHCC of Tsinghua University


© Jin Dongjun

© Jin Dongjun

© Jin Dongjun

© Jin Dongjun

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Sangdong Charcoal Village / studio_suspicion 


© Ryu In Keun

© Ryu In Keun

© Ryu In Keun

© Ryu In Keun

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Louverwall / AND


© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin

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Light Folds / WY-TO Architects


© Svend Andersen

© Svend Andersen

© Svend Andersen

© Svend Andersen

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16 CAD Files of Skylights and Light Tubes Available for Your Next Project

In the spirit of supporting our readers’ design work, the company Velux has shared a series of .DWG files with us of their different roofing windows models. The files can be downloaded directly from this article and include great amounts of detail and information.

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