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A new staircase does double duty as a bookcase.

Details: Architect Tamir Addadi was asked to convert the loft of a private house in London into a bedroom with a study, which was to include a large bookcase, while keeping to a very tight budget.

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Says Addadi, “As the conversion required the creation of a new staircase to the loft, we designed a combined solution that incorporated the staircase and bookcase into a single element.”

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“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.”

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“Our solution was to design a new south-facing skylight for the loft, which, combined with the airy structure of the stair-bookcase, enabled natural light to penetrate into the formerly dark spaces of the ground and first floors at the core of the house.”

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Source: Design and photography by Tamir Addadi. Via MOCO Submit.

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