Pike and Partners have recently completed the renovation and extension of a large Victorian villa on the edge of Clapham Common.

The project involved linking the ground floor living room areas with the lower ground floor kitchen / dining areas via a dramatic double height space and a new open tread staircase in stainless steel and structural glass.

The curved half landing of this new staircase is a strong design feature in the scheme, and offers dynamic views across the lower ground floor, and to the garden when moving from one level to the other. Staircases can be more than a means of going upstairs or downstairs … they can be exciting sculptural devices within a building as well.