Light well

light well

[′līt ‚wel]
(architecture)
A shaft within a building that is open to the outside at the top to admit daylight and fresh air through windows set into the sides of the shaft.

Light well

A small courtyard commonly placed in large buildings to admit daylight into interior areas not exposed to an open view.

light well

A shaft within a building, open to the outer air at the top, used to admit daylight and air through windows opening onto the shaft.
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You've had a hard life; let me make it easy for you." (A joyous light welled into her eyes, then faded out again.) "I'm pretty sure of getting hold of some money soon - lots of it."
The light well onto William Brown Street will have a floorto-ceiling list of "Liverpool Firsts", while the one at the back of the building has inspirational quotations stretching over four storeys.
Two glass enclosed stairways descend into each light well. George Hibbs, partner at Clark, Canton and Hintz said "No other building material could match precast concrete's functional and economic advantages when it comes to building parking structures."
The clinics are designed in modules to allow future flexibility, while a multidisciplinary core supports the exam rooms, promotes collaboration, and has a light well bringing in natural light.
All boast natural light except the wine room, thanks to small light wells at the side of the house and a large light well at the rear.
- 11 pieces concrete construction for light wells StB prefabricated part.
Installation-wise, the devil is in the detail: Chillida's alabaster sculptures are all placed near light wells, allowing their crystalline interiors to gleam through their lusciously smooth cut surfaces.
The hotel took home the inaugural People's Choice honor and also received a Divine Detail award for its incorporation of light wells to bring a natural light element into its interior rooms.
This isn't your average basement: De Mattei designed 9-foot-high ceilings and multiple light wells throughout.
The design supports this emphasis by maximizing access to daylight in the core work convergence space created by the onstage-offstage planning approach, most recognizably through three-story vertical light wells. To remain adaptable, the planning of the pavilion's clinic module design accommodates a range of specialties of varying acuities, patient paths, and care-team sizes and configurations.
It is a large double and has light wells that provide natural light.
"With the installation of green spaces, thousands of solar panels, a massive rain water capture system and natural light wells, we have designed our new I headquarters to reflect the local habitat and enhance its biodiversity," says Jim Lentz, President and CEO of TMNA.