June 21, 2009

Skylight shadows


photo credit-Christina House

"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.  Some see nature all ridicule and deformity...and some scarce see nature at all.  But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself."

~ William Blake

Homeowner Jonathan Williams designed plywood cutouts based on oak tree photos to use in the skylights to help block light and reduce heat gain. Ever-changing shadows are cast throughout the day. 

How seriously flippin' cool is that!?!

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15 comments:

Catherine said...

That is VERY cool.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh yes! That is seriously flippin' cool! And do you know what else is seriously flippin' cool? The size of that bowl in the middle of the room! Imagine how many chips that would hold!!! :D

Golden West said...

So simple, yet so ingenious!

shiborigirl said...

I love this! Makes me want to install a skylight or two...

I've been enjoying your Italy pix. Looks like it was the trip of a lifetime.

Kate

sarayutouched said...

who would have guessed that was plywood cutouts!!! Very cool shot!!

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia Europe
thank you

Bee said...

I really like the play between this idea, the picture of it, and William Blake's words about nature/imagination.

SouthLakesMom said...

Nice shot. I live surrounded by oak trees and if we had skylights, we'd have these shadows naturally...or maybe not, because they'd constantly be covered with leaves, acorns and oh yes, our favorite, the ubiquitous yellow/green oak pollen. Much better to do the sanitized version! Not to mention much safer if a branch comes crashing down in a storm. Don't get me wrong though, I love our trees.

Kathy said...

Just awesome!!

Jeanne said...

This is a great shot -- you can feel the wind moving the shadows!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great Shadows! Looks like a great place to relax and read a book! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

srp said...

What a great idea... if you can't have the real thing... then at least get close! Also, the dogs have it on all of us... Dixie also heads for the shade when we are outside in the sun.

Elizabeth said...

Random but stunning.
A pat for TRUX

Fog and Thistle said...

I want to be in that space...

M.Kate said...

What a shadow...