As the house is built on a hill, the stair is an important part of the design. It is the visual focus of the home and links the new and old buildings. The glazed ceiling above provides glimpses up to the sky and trees that makes the house feel bigger.
This house by Alan Higgs Architects has been shortlisted in this year’s RIBA Awards. Constraints became the stimulus for a 200 sq metre, semi-subterranean extension to a Grade II listed house overlooking Regent’s Park.