tamir addadi architecture achieves a sense of lightness in stair-bookcase
 
tamir addadi architecture achieves a sense of lightness in stair-bookcase
sep 18, 2015

tamir addadi architecture achieves a sense of lightness in stair-bookcase


tamir addadi architecture achieves a sense of lightness in stair-bookcase
all images courtesy of tamir addadi architecture

 

 

 

when asked to convert the loft of a private house into a bedroom with a study, that would also had to include a large bookcase, tamir addadi architecture had to face two major challenges: a very tight budget and dealing with a small space. requiring a new means of access to the loft, they designed a combined solution that incorporates a bookcase into a staircase, merging them into one single element.

tamir addadi architecture create stair bookcase
the floating white painted timber steps give a sense of lightness to the staircase

 

 

the aim was to achieve a sense of lightness, despite the introduction of such a large structure. to do so, a new south-facing skylight was added to the loft, enabling natural light to penetrate through the airy staircase space, and illuminate formerly dark areas of the ground and first floors at the core of the house.

the result is an architectural bookcase that not only acts as storage for the owner’s collection of novels and literary volumes, but also adds visual interest to the interior.
tamir addadi architecture create stair bookcase
the bookcase lies on one side of the staircase acting also as the rail

tamir addadi architecture create stair bookcase
books are supported by two diagonal bars that traverse the timber structure

tamir addadi architecture create stair bookcase
the view from the ground shows a grid system for placing books

tamir addadi architecture create stair bookcase
the skylight illuminates the whole staircase and lower floors

tamir addadi architecture create stair bookcase
view from the ground floor

tamir addadi architecture create stair bookcase
detail of the floating white painted steps

tamir addadi architecture create stair bookcase
the simple structural connection allows for  simple assemblage

 

 

project info:

 

completed: 2015
client: private
general contractor: daniel zavodu
structural engineer: hps [email protected]
design and photography: tamir addadi

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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