UK-based Bureau de Change architects added a unique extension to the Step House, an old and traditional building.
The home now features a one-of-a-kind exterior that was constructed using reclaimed bricks and original fabrics from the home. As a result, the home boasts a staggered and extruded form that appears to be melting away from the standing structure. The design team flipped the standard layout, moving the kitchen from the back to the underused and forgotten space at the front. Working closely with structural engineers, the team created an entirely column-free space using laser-cut double-direction stepped beams.
Leaving all of the brickwork exposed inside and out, the Step House celebrates the existing home while clearly departing from the traditional design plan with a modern form of historic architecture.
The Step House Was Made with Reclaimed Bricks in a Staggered Form
1. Reclaimed Materials - Opportunity for architects to create unique and sustainable designs by utilizing materials that were previously discarded.
2. Extruded Form - Designers can incorporate staggered and extruded forms into buildings to create a striking and unconventional appearance.
3. Front-facing Kitchen - Placing the kitchen at the front of a home can provide a new and unexpected layout, potentially revolutionizing traditional home designs.
1. Architecture - Utilizing unconventional building materials and layouts can lead to innovation in the industry and promote sustainable practices.
2. Construction - Incorporating unique building techniques and designs can differentiate construction companies and provide a competitive advantage in the market.
3. Interior Design - Utilizing exposed brickwork as a design element can add character and visual interest to a space while promoting sustainable design practices.