The project was to increase the value of a two bedroom investment property with a detached study, by creating an access point to the study internally. This would create a three bedroom property.
During excavation of the wall, a significant difference in floor height between the study and corridor of the house (50 centimetres) was discovered. The study had been built at a higher height than the rest of the property, which explained why it was accessed externally.
My design involved excavating into the concrete floor of the study down to the height of the corridor. The difference in height was bridged by a set of stairs and feature shelf. I integrated drawers for housing Japanese slippers into the stairs, to turn what was initially a mishap into a designer feature.