As the longest day of the year approaches bringing in the warm rays of sunshine through the windows of our studio, yet again it reminds us of the importance of daylight in the way we perceive the world around us. Whether it be the bright June midday sun or the weak winter twilight, we take particular interest in how to make light fill the space in our buildings.
We extend space through loft conversions in order to fill rooms with light. We use sunlight spilling onto wood floors to create a feeling. We also use glass as ceilings in order to let in the light and blur the lines between inside and outside, creating the unexpected amount of vertical space. The use of shadows and darkness also helps to add character to our buildings and can highlight certain features of a building.
We did it before and we are doing it again – our latest project nearing completion on site – Elizabeth Mews. Here are two sneak peek photos fresh from site and two from our previous works. Let there be light!
|New glass roof has just been installed at our Elizabeth Mews project.|
|Fanning-out skylights will light the stairs in the Bridge area, also at Elizabeth Mews.|
|Clearstory glazing at a private gallery and music pavilion. More about the project here.|
|Warm light falling in through the new skylight and down the stairs, via the openings in the balustrade. More about the project here.|