THREE OF THE BEST ROOF WIN­DOWS

From sliv­ers of glass that cut hor­i­zon­tally or ver­ti­cally through build­ings to a prop­erty where ev­ery corner re­veals a sunny view, here are more unique ways to flood your home with light

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Subter­ranean sun­light

This prop­erty in north Lon­don was de­signed by ar­chi­tect Jack Wool­ley to chan­nel as much light as pos­si­ble into its be­low-ground lev­els. Clever sky­lights and win­dows en­sure that the home, which is packed into a tight spot in an ur­ban area, never feels dark or cramped. On bright days the care­fully placed win­dows cre­ate bea­cons of light which add more in­ter­est to the build’s quirky lines ( jack­wool­ley.co.uk).

Wra­paround views

When up­dat­ing this 1990s prop­erty with a roof extension, its own­ers turned to Sce­nario Architecture to fill their new top-floor space with light. In par­tic­u­lar, they were keen to have a view of the gar­den ( lo­cated on the roof terrace). The so­lu­tion was an in­ge­nious and el­e­gant one: lower the roof terrace and glaze it, creat­ing a long ceil­ing-height win­dow above the main liv­ing space (sce­nar­ioar­chi­tec­ture.com).

Floor to ceil­ing

Aptly named ‘The Lantern’, this home in south-west Lon­don, de­signed by architecture firm Fra­her, is char­ac­terised by its ma­nip­u­la­tion of light. After ob­tain­ing plan­ning per­mis­sion for a side extension on this listed build­ing, the own­ers and ar­chi­tects de­cided to sep­a­rate the orig­i­nal prop­erty from the new brick-clad ad­di­tion us­ing a gi­ant ver­ti­cal win­dow that ex­tends el­e­gantly over the roof (fra­her.co).

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