added by marthawrites
(12 months ago)
This residence by Austin, Texas's Alterstudio — which seems to love clerestories, based on this and the next two photos — uses windows above the kitchen to bring light into the dining/living area. This use is actually more aligned with the traditional definition of a clerestory (think of the kitchen and its roof as an aisle and the living room as the main space). Note the horizontal ladder-like louvers below the window; these cut down on direct sunlight into the space. A very well thought-out design.