Definition of light well in English:

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light well

noun

An open area or vertical shaft in the centre of a building, typically roofed with glass, bringing natural light to the lower floors or basement.
Example sentences
  • Light and space is brought into the heart of the ground floor through light wells, glass walls and a common internal/external paving scheme.
  • Natural light pours in through a mezzanine area with a light well that runs down from the attic and through the centre of the first floor landing.
  • Natural light pours in from a large velux window set in the high ceiling, as well as a small light well at the centre of the room.

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