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  • n. Plural form of lightwell.


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  • A guard directs you down the stairs to a sub-lobby, which is all gleaming granite and with lightwells letting in the sun.

    Shiny new permit

  • Directly below that thrilling space, there are cosy bedrooms, the main ones ingeniously lit by lightwells cut through the brick at steep angles.

    The Guardian World News

  • Vertical glass lightwells with reflecting pools at their base appear throughout the structure, truly bringing light, weather and nature to the interior space, while walls of windows overlook a glorious garden.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • Two staircase lightwells are naturally lit, one by a large rooflight, the other with a 5.5 metre high window.


  • Been a while since we mentioned the idea of getting sunlight into spaces bereft of windows, via lightwells, or lightpipes.



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