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Clifton Hill Staircase, London by Duggan Morris Architects

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[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Conceived as a coiled timber shaving, this bespoke crafted timber staircase is the key new intervention in an old Victorian Villa in north London

The continuous looping form of the staircase has been placed into a new void cut through the building’s five floors and connects all spaces of the house.

The staircase was constructed as a series of off-site manufactured solid timber components, site measured and fabricated in a family owned work shop in the Polish countryside. All surfaces were finished with a Sadolin stain to encourage a richness in the reading of the timber grain.

Assembled by a process of coupling sections from landing to landing, the ‘plugging’ of these components has been expressed with the use of oversized ‘plug’ located over each bolt fixing point.

Start date November 2007
Completion date December 2009
Contract Design and Build
Project value £45,000
Client Regal Homes
Architect Duggan Morris Architects
Structural Engineer Pringuer-James Consulting Engineers Ltd
Contractor Regal Homes

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