M House / Facet Studio

M House / Facet Studio - Windows
Courtesy of Facet Studio
Niigata, Japan
  • Architects: Facet Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  188

M House / Facet Studio - Facade, WindowsM House / Facet Studio - Beam, ColumnM House / Facet Studio - Windows, Wood, Facade, Beam, Handrail, DeckM House / Facet Studio - Windows, BeamM House / Facet Studio - More Images+ 10

M House / Facet Studio - Brick, Beam, Facade, Handrail
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Text description provided by the architects. The timber rafters supporting this majestic roof are exposed, and by having no supporting columns they are homogeneously “repeated” at 455mm spacing through the entire 21m east-west length.  This rhythm is repeated without any interruption.  As if to emphasise this repetition, the shelf columns, supporting the bookshelf extending across the length of the house, are “repeated” at a double, 910mm spacing; by repeating the same rhythm it is corresponding with the overhead roof rafters.

M House / Facet Studio - Beam, Windows
Courtesy of Facet Studio

The large triangular windows to the east and west of the house visually connect this rhythm from inside to outside, blurring the boundary inbetween, and expand the inhabitants’ senses further than the bounding walls.  We aim to achieve an ideal imagery of a family, enjoying living in a space of eternal expansion.

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Cite: "M House / Facet Studio" 21 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/448998/m-house-facet-studio> ISSN 0719-8884

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