Where do you go when expanding an apartment …… down into the basement? That’s exactly what Skaara design studio in Olso Norway did adding a new basement section with integrated stairway in order to gain extra floor space. The wall serves to collect and unite the internal staircase with all the other functions; cabinets, closets, kitchen cupboards, a niche with TV in the living room and even a bed niche in the bedroom. New windows in full room height follow the vertical lines of the existing windows. The increased window area gives additional daylight and creates an open feeling of space in the apartment. However I’m not sure if the net balustrade would be passed here in Australia. A very clever little space.
apartment extension by Skaara
images credited to Skaara