This project involved the installation of a mezzanine floor within a large double height studio flat. The existing building was a Baptist church and our client’s flat sat on the second floor beneath a large, original timber trussed roof. Initially it was supposed that the mezzanine would sit on columns, but as there was little load bearing structure beneath and the architect was keen not to have a column, we developed a hanging solution. Every element of the finished work is structural. The balustrade is the beam spanning from the wall to the drop rod. This is formed with a 36mm laminated ply balustrade. The ply floor deck is the compression flange of a stressed skin floor. The risers and goings on the folded stair are the diagonals on the truss that supports it.
Architect: West Architecture
Photography: Peter Cook & Steve Webb
Related Press & Awards
Wood Awards 2006: Small Projects, Winner