In the House at Still Waters, the colourful stained glass is a commissioned work of art performing multiple functions of screening the view of the main living room from the entrance lobby and aesthetically enhancing both the living room and the ante-room it separates. It is virtually ubiquitous in all of heritage residential architecture to create a filtration space for guests, direct access into one’s living chambers is not a norm.
Here in quintessential heritage tradition, the screen is a visual record of the journey of the client to blessing. The screen depicting fishermen hauling in a great catch evokes a narrative of profound significance to the client.
The design approach to the staircase at the House at Stillwaters is a fit for the scale of the house, not as grand as our usual stair case designs, nonetheless the simple dog leg glass staircase was manipulated to morph the perception of the proportions of the house and create a huge vertical plane for a stained glass piece.