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
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).
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).
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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).