facet studio: s house
facet studio: s house facet studio: s house
feb 20, 2011

facet studio: s house

‘s house’ by facet studio images courtesy of facet studio

japanese and australian based firm, facet studio has designed ‘s house’, a residence for a multi-generational family in downtown sydney, australia.

the structure, which sits on a narrow lot is an exploration of the notion and contexts of family. the program required two individual and independent families – grown children and their parents – to co-exist in one 150 square meter space.

central stairway

entry, kitchen and dining

expressed as floating volumes, the rooms are structured around a defined central staircase that provides access to each of the three floors. a series of evolving and unfolding environments occupy each level, accommodating the particular requirements of each couple.

main floor living room

voids, glass floors and grated ceilings allow sound, light and shadow to penetrate the spaces, subtly entwining the lives together and introducing an otherwise lost luminosity to the home.

(left) stairway connecting second and third storey (right) level 1

master bedroom and office area

looking through the glass floor at the central stairway

looking upwards at the grated ceiling, floating volume and glass floor

front facade

concept sketches of central stairway

concept sketches of entrance and ground floor living space

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2

  • I love the stairs! the delicious wood against the white wall always look great and the way the stair turns around is lovely.

    martine says:
  • I love the stairs! the delicious wood against the white wall always look great and the way the stair turns around is lovely.

    martine says:
  • great House – but why do people still feel the need to use barcelona chairs?? ruins the space for me – they have these chairs at McDonalds

    SAH says:
  • It is one problem to build an object with a stepped motif; it is another thing to build stairs to safety codes. It ain’t beautiful as a staircase until the hand rails are in place.

    Dutch says:
  • Amazing spectacular home, superb use of the space.

    Rod says:
  • amazing design.
    so are the sketches and plan presentation..

    yasir says:

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