An optimal moment where the climate, function, and scale of a building become a means to carve a distinct architecture naturally.
‘stairs’ is basically a simple box cut out around its periphery for a vertical circulation. It is an ideal situation where the very act of cutting becomes a means for access, light, ventilation, shading, view and to formulate a complete architectural expression. The virtual absence of windows on the external skin, seemingly an intrinsic element of architecture, creates an illusion of scale, enhancing a sense of intimacy.
The outer layer accommodating the stairway creates a niche around the building and provides a natural detail. The stairway becomes a mediator between the inner and the outer space, belonging at the same time to the solid and the void.