Split House joins two mews buildings with a curved in-situ cast concrete stair. The stair acts as a connector of levels and a space in which objects and paintings are displayed. Both circulation space and gallery, top lit and organised with an open centre allowing the floors to visually interconnect through a central void that is framed with a roof level skylight. Environmentally the space of the stairwell facilitates passive ventilation from each floor. Internal conditions are monitored and sensors activate the skylight to increase the rate of ventilation.
Michael Barclay Partnership