Syte Architects want to share with you a closer look at how projects and details come to fruition; from the conceptual design, through construction to the final product. As the first of our ‘Detail’ posts, here is a series of images that show the major stages of the construction of this minimal oak staircase.


Mews stair_1


Syte Architects designed this staircase as part of the complete refurbishment of a traditional London mews house. The ground floor was transformed into a single open plan space with a sliding glazed panel that allowed the kitchen to be discretely partitioned from the living space, and featured this minimal staircase. The staircase is comprised of a sheet steel substructure cantilevering from the wall, then clad in oak.

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We are currently working on a design for a pair of courtyard houses on a tight brownfield site in London. The houses are arranged around a series of external courtyards and terraces that are contained within the building envelope. These are conceived as outdoor rooms, with a strong spatial connection to the interior, introducing natural light into the heart of the plan and controlling views into and out of the building. Balconies are located within the façade, extending the idea of external rooms. The building’s external surfaces are formed of a light coloured brick, which gives texture to the walls of the courtyard.


Ext. View 1


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