The ancient Roman atrium, or cavaedium, was designed to take advantage of natural light and assist in ventilation of the home’s interior. Roman authors referred to them as cavum aedium, or “hollow of the house,” and they primarily served as waiting rooms for clients and visitors. Modern atria are also intended to connect structures with nature. However, enclosed atria are as popular today as the open-air variety, especially in commercial buildings such as gallerias.
Atrium by Jonathan L. Foote & Associates, Snake River Residence
Atrium by Fougeron Architecture, Tehama Brasshopper
Atrium by Gary Hutton Design, Lagoon House
Atrium by Tim Barber Ltd., Laurel Canyon
Atrium by John Maniscalco Architecture, Cube House
Atrium by Rockefeller Partners Architects, Manhattan Beach, California
Atrium by Lee Ann Marienthal Gardens, Costa Mesa, California