Glassbook, a 2-storey house with an area of 100m² impresses the viewer with its bright glass brick wall and a monumental mini-library.
On the quiet streets of the Tempe suburb of Sydney (Australia), typical two-story brick houses have become so familiar to people. The houses are simple, nothing catches the eye at first sight, but they bring peace and serenity to their owners.
It was in this quiet little street that a Professor of Literature decided to settle down after retirement. His desire is to create an impressive home library in a small house. Because, reading books is not only for his research and teaching work, but also for his endless passion.
Sibling Architecture has accepted the design project of a 2-storey house with a total area of 100m² called “Glassbook”. The reason the house has such an impressive name is because the team of architects proposed to renovate the facade, replacing the rough and hard walls with glass brick blocks. The diffused light from the outside transforms this home into the space the professor has always dreamed of: The perfect corner to relax with your favorite books.
On the first floor, the kitchen and dining room are combined together, the dining table with round table design gives the feeling of gathering. The kitchen has an L-shaped design with cobalt blue that stands out among the warm brown tones. Going inside will be the living room, bathroom and bedroom on the inside of the first floor. On the second floor is the area for the owner’s working, reading and relaxing corner, which is relayed by a staircase. The dark blue is solid and stands out thanks to the contrasting color to the whole.
The most special is the open bookcase system designed close to the wall with the size extending from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor of the house. So, standing on any floor, homeowners can also choose a favorite book to relax. The 2-storey space is combined into a whole with warm wood materials, terracotta tile floors with the characteristic “Warm winter, cool summer”, beamed ceilings on the ground floor, all “enclosed”. in the blue frame from the kitchen, the stairs, the carpet on the 2nd floor to the bathroom.
At night, the small house “Glassbook” exudes a shimmering, magical look thanks to the soft light emitted from inside the glass windows, as if inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in the wonderful tranquil atmosphere with endless views. precious books.
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Project name: Glassbook
Design: Sibling Architecture
Year of completion: 2019
Location: Tempe, Sydney (Australia)
Image: Katherine Lu