Devonia Road

Devonia Road

‘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.