‘Devonian’ is geological period, which is when plants first evolved to occupy dry land, the first time they had roots and leaves.
Our client briefed us to convert this terrace into a family home. The existing house was split into four flats, with a rugged, neglected feel inside and out with dark and enclosed spaces, particularly the stair.
The evolution of the house parallels Devonian period plant evolution, a new format of development and growth upwards, evolving light-gathering leaves, as a
direct result to the relationship of its growth downwards, by evolving roots. The stair is the root and stem, the growing evolution within the old house.