经过最新一轮的改造，“北三层“住宅（Three Stories North）变身为一座蕴含历史的非传统式家庭住宅。有幸与富有创意精神的客户合作，设计师能够始终贯彻设计初衷，即保留前次翻修下建筑原有的工业特征。设计的核心理念是激发建筑现有的潜力，而不是全部以旧换新。
In its most recent incarnation, Three Stories North is an untraditional family home that embraces its layered history. Working with creative clients, the design approach is informed by their initial belief that beneath its previous renovations the building’s industrial heritage is quite unique. The project’s primary objective is to realize its existing potential rather than replace it with something entirely new.
▼住宅外观，appearance of the project ©Sharyn Cairns
The considerable internal space is practically indiscernible from the unassuming traditional exterior. The entry is set back from the original façade creating an entry courtyard and allowing a 3-storey glass façade to bring a substantial amount of light into the spaces as well as opening up to a large tree canopy in the streetscape. A large door is fashioned from 140-year-old timber joists repurposed from the demolition.
▼原立面上的主入口退后，形成了庭院，entry is set back from the original façade creating an entry courtyard ©Sharyn Cairns
▼玻璃幕墙，不仅满足了建筑的自然采光，还将街道上的树冠借景到室内， 3-storey glass façade to bring a substantial amount of light into the spaces as well as opening up to a large tree canopy in the streetscape ©Sharyn Cairns
The design is first and foremost a process of reduction to allow the character of the original building to be the primary feature. A key component of this is to retain and reveal the masonry construction giving the home an undeniable warehouse feel. Many original details such as arched doors and fireplaces are maintained in working order. Where possible the imperfection of the brick walls are celebrated as an indication of their history. At a few points glazing is used to fill gaps in the masonry to clearly delineate what is original and what is new.
▼保留并展示建筑的砖石结构，破损的地方采用玻璃进行修补，retain and reveal the masonry construction， glazing is used to fill gaps in the masonry ©Sharyn Cairns
Once two separate townhouses, the space is bisected by a masonry wall across all three stories which forms the axis for circulation. The levels are joined by a stair which hangs from this wall, inspired by an industrial fire stair. Dividing the plan perpendicularly, a central core forms a chimney-like feature which extends through a 9m high skylight while providing joinery elements to each of the spaces. Within the three-dimensional cross section, half of the house if zoned for public spaces, a quarter to more intimate spaces and the remaining quarter forms the dramatic void which connects the three stories and entry.
▼连接三个楼层与入口玄关的巨大通高空间，the dramatic void which connects the three stories and entry ©Sharyn Cairns
▼入口玄关细部，detail of the entry ©Sharyn Cairns
▼受工业消防楼梯启发，悬挂在石墙上的楼梯，stair which hangs from this wall, inspired by an industrial fire stair ©Sharyn Cairns
▼底层楼梯细部，detail of the stair at the ground floor ©Sharyn Cairns
▼二层楼梯细部，detail of the stair at the first floor ©Sharyn Cairns
▼三层入口处楼梯细部与墙面上的细木工，details of the stair at the entrance of the third floor and the joinery on the wall ©Sharyn Cairns
▼三层入口处楼梯的墙面细部，detail of the wall of the stair at the entrance of the third floor©Sharyn Cairns
As a balance to the larger architectural spaces, the living spaces are much more intimate, characterized by subtle colors, texture and plush soft furnishings. Rough sawn timber lines the walls and recycled timber creates joinery adding warmth. At the ground level, the original timber ceilings are also exposed. Strong black detailing in the new areas create a distinctly modern contrast to the brickwork of the original building while linking to the industrial character.
▼位于二层的主客厅，living room on the first floor©Sharyn Cairns
▼位于二层的室外客厅，outdoor living room on the first floor©Sharyn Cairns
▼位于二层的开放式厨房，kitchen on the first floor©Sharyn Cairns
▼厨房细部，detail of the kitchen on the first floor©Sharyn Cairns
▼底层的卧室保留了原有的木质天花板，ground-floor bedrooms retain the original wooden ceiling ©Sharyn Cairns
▼位于三层的主卧，main bedroom on the second floor©Sharyn Cairns
▼底层卧室的卫生间与浴室，washroom & bathroom on the ground floor©Sharyn Cairns
▼位于三层的卫生间，bathroom on the second floor©Sharyn Cairns
▼底层平面图，ground floor plan ©Splinter Society Architecture
▼二层平面图，first floor plan ©Splinter Society Architecture
▼三层平面图，second floor plan ©Splinter Society Architecture
▼屋顶平面图，roof plan ©Splinter Society Architecture
Architect: Splinter Society Architecture
Project: Three Stories North
Photography: Sharyn Cairns ; firstname.lastname@example.org