Clifton Hill Staircase

Duggan Morris Architects, London, 2009


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  • Lower ground to ground level plan and elevation    
  • Ground to first floor plan and elevation    
  • Sections    
  • CGI of staircase showing different levels    
  • CGI of staicase    

Bespoke crafted timber staircase, designed to fit into a void cut through five floors of a Victorian villa in London

This solid staircase is the key intervention in the building as part of an extensive renovation programme, and is conceived as a coiled timber shaving; a continuous looping form connecting all spaces of the house.
The entire staircase, was constructed as a series of off site manufactured solid timber components, site measured and fabricated in a family owned work shop in the Polish countryside. All surfaces are completed with a Sadolin stain, to encourage a richness in the reading of the timber grain.

The staircase was assembled by a process of coupling sections from landing to landing. The ‘plugging’ of these components has been expressed with the use of oversized ‘plug’ located over each bolt fixing point.


  • Begun: Nov 2007
  • Completed: Dec 2009
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £45,000
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • Address: Clifton Hills, St John's Wood, London, NW8, United Kingdom

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