Ten atriums that brighten and increase residential areas

A Montreal house with a trapeze internet, a warehouse conversion in London and an Indian house with a monolithic marble facade are among the many residences on this lookbook, which characteristic atriums as a central facet of their design.

Atriums – giant areas, surrounded by a constructing, which are both open-air or characteristic skylights – had been initially utilized in Roman houses, the place they functioned extra like a courtyard.

Fashionable atriums usually characteristic in bigger buildings and are cavernous areas that stretch up for tales.

For residential structure, architects who wish to embrace atrium areas should scale down the dimensions, however that does not imply that houses cannot have the loft ceilings and ample gentle offered by atriums.

In these houses, the central house is open, with skylights and glass ceilings bringing gentle into the guts of the construction.

Atriums present an choice for airiness when confronted with setting up houses on busy metropolis streets the place exterior views are usually not all the time fascinating.

Usually, the opposite rooms and areas are all accessed from the atrium house, and plenty of instances timber characteristic in these lofty areas.

That is the newest in our lookbooks collection, which gives visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks showcasing floating staircases, calm inexperienced bedrooms and natural trendy interiors.

The picture is by Adrien Williams

Atrium Townhome, Canada, by Robitaille Curtis

When coping with restricted house in metropolis buildings, an atrium can open up the within of the house. For this Montreal Townhome, Canadian studio Robitalle Curtis oriented the white-walled interiors round a triple-height atrium.

The atrium is within the centre of the home and extends up from the open-layout kitchen upwards. A skylight brings gentle into the void and the open house is punctuated by a trapeze that varieties a kids’s play space on the highest ground.

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Stairwell of a Japanese house
The picture is by Yohei Sasakura

Margin Home, Japan, by Kohei Yukawa

Kohei Yukawa of Yukawa Design Lab designed this house for himself in Ibaraki Metropolis, north of Osaka. The corrugated-metal-clad house incorporates a central atrium with a small tree.

As a substitute of being utterly topped by a skylight, the atrium matches into the slanted quantity of the house. A wall of glass accompanies it on one aspect and on the high two clerestory home windows deliver gentle into the void.

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Spiral staircase living room Princeton Studio PHH
The picture is by Glen Gery

La Clairière, USA, by Studio PHH

Brooklyn-based Studio PHH related two wood-and-brick-clad volumes with a double-height atrium that serves as the lounge for this New Jersey house.

The house has floor-to-ceiling glass on two sides the place it faces the outside and is crammed by a central staircase that results in a mezzanine. Two giant round skylights brighten the house from above.

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Florida Street by Paper House Project
The picture is by Rory Gardiner

Bethnal Inexperienced warehouse condominium, UK, by Paper Home Venture

UK studio Paper Home Venture’s design for this London house noticed the studio flip an open-office house in an previous warehouse right into a residence. With a view to add bedrooms to the house whereas nonetheless sustaining pure gentle on the primary ground, the studio included an atrium topped by skylights.

The double-height atrium is lined with gridded home windows that additionally deliver gentle into the bedrooms above. As a substitute of a tree, the void of the atrium is crammed by a sculptural chandelier.

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House W by KC design studio

Tawainese house, Taiwan, by KC Design Studio

KC Design Studio was tasked with bringing further gentle into this 50-year-old house in Tawain. So as to take action, an atrium-like central void was created.

A metallic stairway follows the atrium up three ranges, making a central move via the house and bringing in loads of pure gentle. Crops have been hung from the uncovered structural rafters to benefit from the daylight and add life to the design.

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Indoor tree in house in Vietnam
The picture is by Hiroyuki Oki

Home for Daughter, Vietnam, by Khuôn Studio

This home in Ho Chi Min Metropolis by Khuôn Studio incorporates a huge triple-height atrium that splits the 2 sections of the house, considered one of which is utilized by the full-time residents and one by their daughter.

The atrium options public areas, a tree and a collection of skylights that herald gentle to the cavernous quantity. The sides of the rooms on both aspect protrude into the realm and are rounded, including a softness to the atrium house.

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Cleft House in New Delhi by Anagram Architects
The picture is by Photograph André Jeanpierre Fanthome and Suryan//Dang

Cleft Home, India, by Anagram Architects

This New Delhi home by Anagram Architects options two monumental marble blocks which are break up by an enormous atrium. The four-storey atrium is topped by a glass ceiling and even has a glass-lined elevator shaft on one wall.

An enormous spiral staircase fills the void and plant-filled public areas are organized all through the house. Balconies for rooms on the higher ground have been positioned to look out over the atrium, giving the impression of an open-air house.

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Jungle Frame House by Studio Saxe
The picture is by Andres Garcia Lachner

Jungle Body Home, Costa Rica, by Studio Saxe

Studio Saxe oriented this steel-framed house in Costa Rica round a “tropical atrium”. The three-storey atrium is lined by glass and wood louvres in order that the jungle is seen from a lot of the house.

Due to the wood slats, the bottom flooring have shadows just like the ground of the jungle with the shadows of the overstory. On the backside of the atrium house is the lounge, which extends exterior right into a wrap-around patio.

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House H by HAO Design
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Home H, Taiwan, by HAO Design

The atrium was achieved on this house in Kaohsiung by eradicating the inside staircase and placing it outdoor. HAO Design determined that orienting the house round an atrium was one of the simplest ways to benefit from the house left by the staircase.

A skylight on the high illuminates the kitchen and quite a lot of different dwelling areas are positioned as mezzanines on the higher flooring. The house now serves as a restaurant and furnishings retailer.

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Wood and concrete finishes
The picture is by Albers Studio

The Lomas Home, Mexico, by Arqueodigma Studio 

Due to the busy space of Guadalajara the place this house is positioned,  Arqueodigma determined to orient it inwards. The central public areas of the house are organized round a triple-height atrium coated by a skylight.

Within the house are timber that stand up into the open space left open within the wood ceiling. The general public areas on the bottom ground had been left largely open in order that the atrium can diffuse gentle via a lot of the house.

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That is the newest in our lookbooks collection, which gives visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks showcasing floating staircases, calm inexperienced bedrooms and natural trendy interiors.