Opening to Light

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We bring light into spaces in unexpected ways. Sometimes from above, we may introduce light obliquely, or through elements that create a rhythm of solid and void.



“Our best projects collapse an exterior idea with interior spaces to make a rich and complex whole. Views and natural light are key ingredients for us. Something transformative happens when you design with light.”
—Ameet Hiremath, Partner
In one of our early projects, for Box Studios, we made natural light the organizing idea for the building. Spaces requiring light, such as presentation rooms and offices, were located around a skylight that travels vertically through the building. The retouching studio, which requires darkened spaces, resides at the rear of the building.
We are interested in how natural light changes throughout the day and from day to night. Changes revealed in the turning of the seasons are another source of daylighting inspiration.
Shade is an important counterpoint to light—there can be too much of a good thing. We modulate light and create layered experiences between inside and out. This may be in response to climate and local particularities of site and orientation.




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220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.

Elegant. Inventive. Modern. Life enriching. True to place.
220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.