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.