This Renovated Attic is Accessed by a Steel Staircase

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: Jul 30, 2014 • References: & dezeen
Design studio Five AM completed a renovated attic design for a house in Belgium.

Entry to the attic is provided by a delicate metal staircase. The thin staircase excludes the first riser and turns a corner to ascend along the wall. At the top, a rectangular space sits underneath the pitched mansard roof. Sleeping accommodations are located at the opposite end.

The project earns its name, 'Isle of Water,' through the solidly-surfaced box which houses a bathroom. The box's walls stop short before the ceiling, allowing the inhabitants privacy without segregating the room. The architects explain, "As the owner wanted an open and airy feeling, we designed a monolithic white box that doesn't reach the ceiling. The height delivers the privacy when needed, but makes it still possible to interact with each other." Stats for Ascending Attic Staircases Trending: Older & Mild
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