This home was designed around an extensive art collection that had been subdued by the previous interior. Paramount to the re-imagined space was the artwork: the height, length and theme of the paintings. The idea we hoped to generate was that the house then becomes the backdrop to the artwork, rather than the central stage.
The external walls and the structure of the building were all that remained once we had gutted the house and concentrated on recreating the flow of movement that would allow the new structure to work as a family home.
Originally framed by a steel balustrade, the staircase was cloaked in fibreglass to play with the curves that soften an otherwise very hard line and emphasise the flow of movement between the different levels of the house.