Thousands of homes across Australia currently enjoy the benefits of skylights – from natural light to energy efficiency.
However the advantages go far beyond this and some of the most well designed homes in the world have incorporated skylights into their aesthetic.
Have a look at these stunning homes and properties which use skylights in new and innovative ways:
Japan isn’t exactly known for its spacious homes and this was no exception. With just 22 square metres to work with, this narrow timber home was tightly packed with houses on either side.
However using skylights and rectangular roof lights the space has been transformed. Skylights have enabled light to reach all areas of the house, completely changing the feel of the residence.
This townhouse was a corner plot which needed to be opened up and made into a light and airy family home.
Of course skylights were the natural option here – especially in the bathroom where they could bring in light to open up the space and avoid having to use artificial lighting throughout the day.
Skylights were used on every level of this three storey townhouse in the bustling city of Porto. The huge benefit of skylights here was their ability to offer natural light into a home whilst still maintaining privacy.
The home is set on a busy street therefore to have all the benefits of natural light flooding in to create a bright home whilst still being private and unseen to the outside was the best of both worlds.
Bali is home to some of the world’s most idyllic villas and holiday hideaways. Skylights are used in many of these including a stunning creation in the village of Kelating.
Here, bamboo construction is used to create a roof which incorporates chimney like skylights – bringing in light and enhancing the feeling of a bright, natural paradise.
In this striking Sydney home, architects have worked on an extension which features a concertina rooflight. Stepped skylights twist up to a peak at one side of the extension – creating something that is both beautiful and functional.
Here’s a dentist with a difference. This clinic will soothe anyone with a fear of sitting in the dentist chair, and all with the help of skylights. Just imagine sitting and being able to look up at the trees outside – a dentist appointment complete with garden views and light spacious interiors.