More stories about Daylighting

  • losa loft, san francisco

    This loft in San Francisco's Mission District was dark and cluttered before Joshua Aidlin, AIA, and his client got their hands on it.

  • Structural Integrity

    There are a lot of people out there who can credibly call themselves green builders, but we don't know any custom builder who lives and breathes the green way more than David Warner.

  • shelter lab: architects' personal case studies in residential design

    Edward M. Binkley, AIA, Randy Brown, FAIA, LEED AP, and Eric Naslund, FAIA, discuss the ways they experimented with their own homes and how their experimentation—largely on the cheap—informed later projects.

  • the trouble with glass houses

    Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows are a hallmark of modern urban lofts and apartments, but all that open glass has some distinct drawbacks for the people who live with them.

  • down light

    Levitt Goodman Architects: Solatube's skylights capture daylight and disperse it into a home.

  • the great divide

    To add walls or not to add walls? That was the question Elizabeth Whittaker, Assoc. AIA, faced when renovating this Boston loft. Her client wanted to keep the wide-open spaces and exposed terra-cotta brick ceiling, but he was looking for a modicum of organization and privacy. Glass was the solution.

  • guiding light

    The problem of bringing natural light into spaces that lack it has vexed architects for centuries. Katherine Chia, AIA, and Arjun Desai came up with a smart, modern alternative when designing the conversion of this New York City loft from a commercial warehouse space to a residential one.

  • articulating the minimal

    Brian Messana, AIA, and Toby O'Rorke, RIBA have been practicing the art of minimalism since opening for business in 1996. They've developed a keen eye for the calming qualities of space and light, and a reputation for quiet, nuanced innovation.

  • breathing room

    Warm and gentle aren't usually the first words that come to mind when talking about contemporary architecture. But those are exactly the descriptors New York City-based architects Katherine Chia, AIA, and Arjun Desai hope to hear when people see their work.

  • Walden, Colo., Residence

    When it was in the planning stage, this weekend retreat had some people a little nervous.