We were asked to convert the loft of a private house into a bedroom with a study, including a large bookcase, whilst keeping to a very tight budget.
The conversion required the creation of a new staircase to the loft. We designed a combined solution incorporating the staircase and bookcase into a single element. A major challenge was the size of the first floor landing which was only 160cm wide. We aimed to achieve a sense of lightness in this space, despite the introduction of such a large element.
A new south facing skylight was designed for the loft. The airy structure of the stair-bookcase enables the natural light coming from this skylight to penetrate into the formerly dark spaces of the ground and first floors at the core of the house. We designed a simple structural connection that enabled assembly on site within a few days, helping the project to remain within budget.
Facts & Credits:
General contractor: Daniel Zavodu
Structural engineer: HPS, e: email@example.com
Design and Photography: Tamir Addadi