When Joel Contreras of Phoenix renovated his 1927 bungalow in the Coronado Historic District, he added a skylight above the polished marble island in his new kitchen.
In Los Angeles, a prefab home by the Swiss architect Rother Kurath of Design*21 draws plenty of light from a central courtyard, but a series of skylights above the kitchen and living room also offer views of the sky. extended-shozi-residence-living-room-kitchen.jpg
The renovation of an old farmhouse in northern Italy was no small task due to irregular stonework and strict government regulations, but calculated decisions, such as a series of large skylights in the kitchen, helped make the space light and inviting, while still preserving the structure’s integrity.
The only windows in this renovated 640-square-foot walk-up in Manhattan’s East Villageare on the far ends of the space, but skylights keep things bright. Recessed lighting along the brick wall supplements the daylight.
This kitchen skylight was an essential component of renovated stable near Melbourne, Australia, that dates to the 1860s.