facet studio pitch majestic M house roof with timber rafters
all images courtesy of facet studio
located in niigata, japan, facet studio have designed an elegant and open family home characterized by its impressive spanning roof. internally, the exposed timber structure establishes a rhythmic pattern repeating across the entirety of the dwelling’s twenty-one meter length, where there are no supporting columns. echoing the project’s ceiling, shelving units are spaced 910 millimeters apart, twice the distance of the rafters.
the open plan living space
large triangular windows at each end of the property, extend the visual repetition of the scheme to the external environment, grounding the design and providing a continuity.
bookshelf columns are spaced at twice the distance of the roof rafters
the majority of accommodation is situated at the ground floor, including double-height living quarters, two spacious bedrooms and a two-car garage. an additional storage area is provided at an upper level, where an extra bedroom and study can be found.
the project’s exposed timber rafters are repeated across the entirety of the home
large triangular windows at each end of the property, extend the visual repetition of the scheme
a storage area is provided at the upper level of the design
living quarters illuminated at night
the secluded entrance to the property
the property viewed from the passing street
ground floor plan
first floor plan
section indicating the home’s two levels
project team: yoshihito kashiwagi, olivia shih
location: niigata, japan
area: 188 sqm (2,024 sqf)