Private House II, Norway

A new staircase linking four floors, carefully inserted into a timber house from the 1920s. The staircase is constructed entirely from timber with Douglas fir threads and a closed distemper painted railing. The stepped underside of the stair is a direct result of the construction method where the threads are joined to the railing (or tall stringer) which in turn carries the load towards the durchsicht. Traditionally a total of 13 crafts where involved in the fabrication of a staircase, asserting to the technical and experiential complexity of moving the body vertically through space.

Location: Oslo, Norway
Status: Complete
Materials: Douglas Fir & Lime-Render
Staircase construction: Kitchen & Room
Images: Paul Paiewonsky