Stunning Shadows in Modern Homes

Stunning Shadows in Modern Homes

Sarah Coffey
Sep 30, 2009

Looking at beautiful photographs of homes is all well and good, but often it's the intangible, ephemeral things that give a home its unique character. We're always drawn to the way light and shadows play out over the course of the day...

These modern homes provide a fairly blank canvas for daylight to paint. In a Chicago loft by Studio Gang, a catwalk enclosed in a perforated screen creates a pattern of circular shadows, while a linear garden trellis in Arizona transforms the harsh sun into a high-contrast pattern of diagonal lines.

If your home doesn't create particularly great shadows on its own, Delia Shades sells patterned blinds that look amazing when lit by daylight.

The other option is to move into a home with huge windows. We've shown two examples: one from Sweden and one from Maine. Both demonstrate the power of natural light to transform a room.

1 Maisonette by Studio Gang Architects
2 Patio in Phoenix, Arizona
3 Delia Shades
4 The World's Most Beautiful Window Seat?
5 James and Rui's LVL Home

Photos: Steve Hall @ Hedrich Blessing, cobalt123 licensed via Creative Commons, Delia Shades, Alvhem, Traci Roloff

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