QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
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Lightwell House24. May2011

All about the Lightwell House is the treatment of the interior space. Due to the placement of the house in a tight, sunken spot surrounded closely by other buildings and retaining walls, the architect had to look after solutions to channel and maximize the light inside the house. 

All interior was painted in reflective white paint to maximize the daylight. Hollowed structural pillars placed randomly throughout the house bring the light from above and spread it at both levels of the house - the so-called light wells.

Images from Keiichi Hayashi Architect
Photos from Yoshiyuki Hirai 

via Designboom

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