Stepped House – Photography

Photography by Peter Landers (link) of our collaboration with Jonathan Douglas Architects (link) is finally available, and it’s so exciting to see it in all its glory!

As described by Jonathan Douglas himself…

“Stepped House is formed over four levels and designed around three walled courtyards. The resultant form exposes the open plan living spaces to ever changing and contrasting light forms. At the centre of the house is a pavilion room that ties separate accommodation together and creates the transition as the building steps down the site.

“The façade design creates an identity in contrast to the local vernacular, specific to the site yet soft on the landscape. A zinc datum line across the elevation helps to distort the building’s proportion, lessening the massing. Below this datum we adopted robust materials, using exposed concrete, water struck brick, standing seam zinc and heavy oak framing. A contrasting lightweight greyed timber cladding was adopted above.

“Internally a seamless Microcement floor steps down the site, complimented by the exposed brick and natural oak features. Blackened steel stair and handrails offer a sharp contrast to the other more muted material tones. Above, white panelled ceiling details reflect the rhythm of the facade and further distorts the massing to the internal spaces.”

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