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Office space idea

Office space idea


No space for a home office?
This ingenious study nook proves that there’s always potential for expansion.

Alberto Rosso decided to utilise the "dead" space above head height. "You might think of deploying the overhead area as storage, he says. " But why just put up a shelf for books, when you can cantilever a desk for people?’

How was it made? A local blacksmith created the bespoke cuboid-shaped steel grid that forms the skeleton of the desk and the office floor; this was encased in a layer of elm. The construction is buttressed by the structural wall at the back, and about two-thirds of its base rests on the bathroom ceiling below.

Office space idea


Office space idea

Getting to work
- the only way to reach the mezzanine-level desk is via a specially built staircase that has been attached to the side wall of the house. The treads of the stairs were welded individually onto a 15-millimetre-thick steel plate off site. Once the structure was intact, it was fixed to the wall in one go. Pockets between the plate and the wall were pumped with liquid resin, which hardens and forms a very strong bond, thereby holding the staircase in place. Next, the whole fixture was plastered over, and the wall and treads painted to achieve a seamless look - alternatively, you could have them powder-coated for an immaculate finish. The third tread was extended along the wall to create a shelf at ground level and wrapped in elm to match the look of the study.

The technical stuff. The owners advised Studioata that this would be an adults-only apartment, so no child’s handrail was required; instead, a linear groove was worked into the top layer of the wall’s plaster. Simon Springford of Tintab adds that treads on open staircases must be a maximum of ten centimetres apart to comply with health and safety laws. Here, each tread was tested to ensure that up to 90 kilograms of weight would result in no more than a centimetre of flex.

12-01-2016, 07:14
Autor: kastiel
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