Tucked under an existing house, the office space takes advantage of daylight with glass partitions and a fiberglass shade that wraps mild steel members to filter diffuse light through a curving stair into the sitting area below. The entry area acts as an alley, guided by display cases suspended in sheets of glass. The main meeting space opens to stair and wardrobe, with glass doors shielding garments, a sitting area that opens to the skylight, make-up table column, and dressing area.
Inserted into an existing light well, the stair makes the most of its dimensional constraints and through the detailing of an integrated railing and support system, works as both entry and security. Each tread is suspended individually from the beam above and anchored to form a space under shelter but still outside. In the space itself, translucent cabinets mark the division of waiting and meeting, and the simple, clean surfaces are punctuated with color and antique objects.