Torrens House / Atelier Sun

Torrens House / Atelier Sun

Torrens House / Atelier Sun - Interior Photography, Stairs, HandrailTorrens House / Atelier Sun - Interior PhotographyTorrens House / Atelier Sun - Interior Photography, Stairs, Wood, Handrail, WindowsTorrens House / Atelier Sun - Interior Photography, Table, Chair, Countertop, BeamTorrens House / Atelier Sun - More Images+ 16

  • Architects: Atelier Sun
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  960 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Nanne Springer
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Benjamin Moore, Caesarstone, Abco Hardwood, Eegger, OlympiaTile+Stone, Richelieu, Trimble Navigation
Torrens House / Atelier Sun - Interior Photography, Stairs, Handrail
© Nanne Springer

Text description provided by the architects. A house could be a quiet harbour in the storm, an oasis of serenity amid chaos, a sanctuary place to its residence. The designer is commissioned to design a 960 sqft detached house in East York Toronto for a young couple. The owner wishes to have an enjoyable place after their busy daily working schedule.

Torrens House / Atelier Sun - Interior Photography
© Nanne Springer
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Torrens House / Atelier Sun - Interior Photography, Table, Chair, Countertop, Beam
© Nanne Springer

The design creates a sense of layering from the entrance to the living and sleeping area by designing a series of screens built with natural materials. A foyer was designed with wood screen partition acts as a ritual passageway connecting and separating the inside space from the outside world. While passing through the foyer passageway and leaving the outside world behind you, the interior space is graduate uncovered in front of you.

Torrens House / Atelier Sun - Interior Photography
© Nanne Springer

Existing non-structure walls are removed to create openness through space. The staircase connecting the living and sleeping area carries the same design language as the foyer passageway. On the 2nd floor, where sleeping areas are located, a wood partition with an operable sliding millwork window separates the baby’s room and dad’s office.

Torrens House / Atelier Sun - Interior Photography, Handrail
© Nanne Springer

A sense of peacefulness is created from the balance of openness and privacy, light and shadow, clarity, and indistinctness through the screens and natural materials. 

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Cite: "Torrens House / Atelier Sun" 14 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/949297/torrens-house-atelier-sun> ISSN 0719-8884

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