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Cantilevered Glass Box Treads Concealed Light_Private Penthouse, Soho London

Completed: March 2013

Elegant simplistic stair to complement a minimalist interior penthouse

The brief was to create clean sleek cantilevered stairs with glass box treads.

Treads are a concealed box made out of glass and high-diffusion opaque fiber glass.
The treads enigmatically reveal themselves as a luminous box set off a white wall floating seemingly and defying gravity

The fabrication is a combination of a steel structure to provide structural integrity with the cleverly and delicately detailed and implemented glass boxes blending into the composition of space and structural reliability. The glass balustrade to stairs and landing is free floating to the edge of the glass boxes.

Through extensive testing, development and consultation with various trades (fiberglass/ lighting/ engineers), the stair in its hidden complexity has become a visually pleasing and focal feature.