Stair of the Week cantilevers from custom bookcase

stair from side
© Tamir Addadi Architecture

London architect Tamir Addadi was "asked to convert the loft of a private house into a bedroom with a study, which was to include a large bookcase, whilst still keeping to a very tight budget."

But he didn't have a lot of room, so he turned the bookcase into a structural element that incorporated the stairs..

The bookcase vertical elements are notched for their full depth and the stair tread is slotted in and cantilevered out; there is no stringer on the opposite side.

I wonder if there is a bit of a bouncy diving board effect at the far end of the cantilever. But it is light, open, simple and effective. More pix at Mocoloco.

Stair of the Week cantilevers from custom bookcase
Architect Tamir Addadi squeezes a lot into a very small space

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