Case Study 135 Peckham Library One Stop Shop 1999

Architects: Alsop and Stormer

This is a small gem, a staircase taking one up to a private interview platform. The pod is a timber construction, faced with stained 1.5 mm ply tiles stapled to oriented strand board (OSB) outer skin. The staircase is a stringless folded plate structure of solid Douglas fir. Treads and risers were finger-jointed together in 50 mm wide strips and pressure glued with a hydraulic ram. The strips were then jointed and glued. The finish is clear stained. The handrail and balusters are formed with 12 x 50 mm ms flats bolted to risers with coach screws set in sockets.

paired 150 x 36mm timber stud ribs formed as curve to create pod shape (ply tile finish and OSB skin omitted for clarity)

paired 150 x 36mm timber stud ribs formed as curve to create pod shape (ply tile finish and OSB skin omitted for clarity)

balusters of 12 x 50mm ms flats bolted to risers with coach screws set in sockets

Figure 13-5a Perspective of pod construction (Architect's Journal)

balusters of 12 x 50mm ms flats bolted to risers with coach screws set in sockets

Figure 13-5a Perspective of pod construction (Architect's Journal)

Figure 13 5b General view of stair

Figure 13.5c Detail view

Figure 13-6a View of stair (Philip Watts Design)

Figure 13-6a View of stair (Philip Watts Design)

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