Aqua Perma Solar Firma Spiral StaircaseIndustrial Staircase, Sydney
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Looking back towards the staircase, its sculptural lines enhance the interior of the house. The owners say the under-stair garden brings the outside garden inside and “adds a dramatic green element to the stunning form of the stairs”.Planted around the base of the staircase is Aspidistra, once christened the cast-iron plant due to its ability to cope with low light, dust and minimal water. Aspidistra can also be planted outside in warm, shady locations.
3. Trust expert opinionsWhen an architect-builder or quantity surveyor gives you a likely budget or cost range of a project, that will be the likely budget or cost range of the project.Quantity surveyors have a professional duty to provide accurate market rates for particular project types, based on an expected level of design and construction quality. And architect-builders have a vested interest in providing clients with accurate rates for their projects, as they generally price the project as they are designing it, and do so as if they are going to sign a construction contract to build it.Browse stories celebrating Aussie style
Light control: Timber battens can help control how much natural light enters a space; like privacy and visibility, the spacing will contribute to how much is allowed in or blocked out. In this terrace in Sydney’s Alexandria, glazing and timber battens enclose a spiral staircase. The battens limit the amount of natural light that enters, while allowing for a sense of transparency, openness and visual connection.
Location: Alexandria, NSWArchitect: CplusC Architectural WorkshopWhy we love it: This is a stairwell with a twist, in more ways than one. The stairs themselves have won us over – three steps up and they change – and the semi-circle protruding from the main structure brings in enough light for an oasis of plants.