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  7. Connect Sydney / Facet Studio

Connect Sydney / Facet Studio

  • 01:00 - 8 August, 2012
Connect Sydney / Facet Studio
Connect Sydney / Facet Studio, © Andrew Chung
© Andrew Chung

© Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Design Team

    Yoshihito Kashiwagi, Olivia Shih, Mariona Espinet, Woraphin Lowpakulkiat
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. An office which controls the light with different height of walls.

© Andrew Chung
© Andrew Chung

This office space is located within a warehouse of a East/ West directional rectangle. Although there is no window at all on South/ West facades, series of large windows dominate the North/ East facades, and fill the space with sun throughout the day even when it is at the centre of the city.  We can generalise the works within an office into 5 activities:

  • To absorb new ideas

© Andrew Chung
© Andrew Chung

  • To research for methods in order to realise the ideas

© Andrew Chung
© Andrew Chung

  • To document the knowledge into writings or drawings

© Andrew Chung
© Andrew Chung

  • To archive the complete work

© Andrew Chung
© Andrew Chung

  • Of course, it is part of the job for staff members to relax

© Andrew Chung
© Andrew Chung

Therefore the question for us is, would it provide more comfort for people working here if we relate their working patterns with the benefits of this natural phenomenon? The quantity and quality of natural light required for the 5 activities differ - productivity of 1. and 5. is generally higher when the staff member is in a more relaxed state, whereas productivity for 2. and 4. is comparatively independent of the changes in natural phenomenon; 3. is somewhere in-between, it is also a connection point between the 2 groups of activities.  By going through the activities in turn, ideas start to take forms and become real. 

© Andrew Chung
© Andrew Chung

There we located “2+4”, “3” and “1+5” in order from South to North.  Furthermore we have controlled the quantity and quality of natural light by changing the height and extent of the walls surrounding those activities.


By matching different working activities with different quantity and quality of natural light, people alternate between states of “relaxed” and “concentrate”, hence activate their brain.  We believe in the importance of adequate natural light for different psychological state to enhance work performance, especially for people in the creative field.   

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Kwame · August 16, 2012

I can understand your confusion, but these are definitely photographs. I think you got confused because of the wide angle and the grain at the top of each picture which looks like a rendering issue, but the photographer just took these with an unusually wide angle lens and a tilt-shift to keep the lines vertical so the effect looks more like something you would see in a render.

Jose YS Chang · August 13, 2012

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Olivia · August 09, 2012

It is a real project, I have been there personally. These are photographs. Feel free to cross check with the photographer.

Badini · August 09, 2012

Connect Sydney / Facet Studio #architecture

Scott @ Cube Studio · August 09, 2012

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Travel Writer · August 09, 2012

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andreas · August 08, 2012

very nice 3d renderings. must be 3d Studio or C4D ?

Samuel AB · August 08, 2012 10:35 PM

These are photos, that's why the photographer has his copyrights under each photos.


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