facet studio pitches majestic M house roof with timber rafters facet studio pitches majestic M house roof with timber rafters
nov 17, 2013

facet studio pitches majestic M house roof with timber rafters

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 info:

 

project team: yoshihito kashiwagi, olivia shih
location: niigata, japan
type: residential
area: 188 sqm (2,024 sqf)

 

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