[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css_animation=”top-to-bottom”]Skylights, lights, and more lights!  Skylights are the infusion of a space with light and the most energy efficient way to brighten a home. During daytime, the sunlight flowing through makes the use of any other lighting unnecessary. Furthermore, venting skylights make excellent natural ventilation to areas that require more fresh air. A well-placed venting skylight along with other open windows helps to create natural cooling during the summer months. Efforts to reduce carbon impact and promote green energy have grown in recent years as many people seek to incorporate natural elements into their lives. Skylights offer the perfect solution to the problem of sustainability.  Of course, it is very important to place skylights in a crucial position, both geographically and architecturally.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

 It is being advised through many studies that natural lighting can boost production, lift mood, and increase aesthetic value. There have also been many studies done on the effect of sunlight on the human consciousness, and the benefits are huge. Natural light supplies your body with essential vitamins that promote healthier well-being.

The architects of the buildings below identify the supreme engagement of skylight flooding and naturally ventilating a space. Strategically placed, these stunning architectural elements bring the beauty of the outdoors inside.



Image:  Iskander Khodzhaev

A stunning courtyard occupied with brilliant climbing plantation and varying shades of greenery is immunised by a skylight with large plate glass windows. The space blends organically with the indoor garden and outdoors beyond.

Stunning Loft, Brasov, Romania

Loft Brasov Romania

This Loft designed by In Situ Architects in Brasov, Romania, is situated on the top three floors of a new building and offers beautiful views over the mountain and historical city centre of Brasov.

The architects managed to create an open, clear space with a lot of large windows and skylights that embrace natural light.

Mecenat Art Museum / naf architect & design.

Naf decided to design the building focusing on natural light.

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Image: © Noriyuki Yano

Huge skylight church, Ferran Vizoso | architecture

skylight church

The perception of still being outside when “entering” in the old church had to be kept. The sun’s rays passing through the light weighted transparent cover, the air breezes and bird sounds crossing the high naves from all over.

Simmons Hall at MIT/ Steven Holl

© Andy Ryan – Steven Holl Architects

Holl’s design solution was that the building would metaphorically work as a sponge. It would be a permeable structure that would soak up light through a series of large openings cutting into the building so that light would filter naturally in through section.

Sliding House 

Sliding HouseArchitect: dRMM

And when it comes skylights, who can forget the radical sliding house?

A leaf from the designer dRMM’s book: Sliding House offers radically variable spaces, extent of shelter, sunlight and insulation. The dynamic change is a physical phenomenon difficult to describe in words or images. It is about the ability to vary the overall building composition and character according to season, weather, or a remote-controlled desire to delight.


The architects of the homes below know the power of the skylight in harnessing the sun and flooding a space with dazzling natural light. Strategically placed, these stunning architectural elements bring the beauty of the outdoors inside while providing natural light throughout the home.