Obviously the steel spiral staircase is an amazing and focal design element in the Kensington Residence by Studio Seilern Architects. Two twin terrace house were combined while the exterior facade was kept in it’s historical form. There is so much to love about this home both inside and out. I really like the use of steel both in the exterior garden and the killer staircase.
The house is composed of one main body of three stories to the street and a two-storey extension to the rear garden. Our challenge was to navigate between the conservation area requirements and the clients vision.
” At the core of the building, a steel spiral staircase visually connects all three levels. The leather stair covering and handrails are warm to the touch and absorb both sound and vibrations. Light falls dramatically around the stair from a skylight above. The 3 x 2 m skylight opens hydraulically to facilitate natural ventilation throughout.”
Photographs © Philip Vile