This private house was built within an enclosed site bounded by garden walls. The ground floor level was reduced to create floor to ceiling height requiring the perimeter walls to be underpinned. The site was previously used as a garage and there was also significant contamination on the site which had to be removed as part of the ground works. The super structure is a lightweight steel frame that supports timber floors. The roof structure has a complex geometry to form the sloping sections and voids for large roof lights. A key feature of the design is a bespoke galvanised staircase fabricated with steel perforated treads that give it a transparent appearance.
Client: PrivateArchitect: vPPR Architects