ISSUE 61  |  Bath & Spa

Architectural Details: 10 Skylights in the Bath

February 25, 2013 7:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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A well-detailed skylight in a bathroom (minimal frame and soft diffused light) can transport your daily ablutions to a plein air experience. A poorly detailed skylight, on the other hand (too much frame and harsh light), will only make you wish you were outside all the more. Here are 10 favorites from the first category.

Above: A bathroom by Suppose Design Office in Japan borrows light from a courtyard skylight.

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Above: A skylight placed in a raised section of the ceiling in this bathroom by San Francisco based Min|Day (a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory) brings down a shaft of natural light to wash over the mirror.

Above: In their addition to an Edward Larrabee Barnes home, New York based Robert Siegel Architects used pebbles as well a skylight to create the effect of an outdoor shower. Image via DesignMilk.

Above: The diffused light from the skylight in this shower designed by Cary Bernstein Architect (a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory) defines the shower area beneath.

Above: In this Dublin bathroom by The Architecture Republic, a surrealist painting exists in this frameless piece of glass that goes from edge to edge. Photo by Paul Tierny via ArchDaily.

Above: By hiding the frame, this shower by San Francisco based Mark Reilly Architecture (a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory) feels as it if is open to the sky above. Photos by Bruce Damonte.

Above: In an all wood bathroom by Australian architect Sean Godsell, the shadows created by a slatted wood screen across the skylight above creates a similar effect of the light that shines through the trees of a forest.

Above: A skylight above the soffit washes natural light across the wood wall in this bathroom by San Francisco based Adlin Darling Design.

Above: Bar the frameless skylight, the shower area in architect Cary Tamarkin's Shelter Island house is open to the elements above.

Above: Two off the shelf skylights (much less expensive than one frameless piece of glass) are cleverly combined into one in this bath by Ogawa Fisher Architects.

Above: A skylight which defines the shower area of this bathroom by Rundell Associates (a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory) lends natural daylight to the mirror above the sink.

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