Cascade

Arlington Heights, Illinois
Location
  • Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2014
  • Square Feet
  • 600
  • A kitchen remodel, led to the displacement of the existing staircase. Considering the living room & basement had ample room, this placement was settled upon. A small corner water/hvac closet needed to remain. Structural concerns also had to be addressed due to joists orientation. Another goal from the owners was a clean, open feeling, that connected the two levels. Natural & LED lighting was also requested.
    In order to fulfill the program & navigate restrictions, the stair took on a dog-leg form; wrapping the corner of the living room, into the basement. This fluid motion bring users efficiently to either destination; all the while sliding past the utilities that fade into the lower corner. In order to avoid a column, a double 20’ lvl was inserted & cantilevered to the bend in the stair. A steel spine was also introduced to ruggedly support the stair, while still remaining light. Secondary bracing occurs where the oak treads meet the vertical planks; again, adding to the thin, but sturdy mantra. LED lighting below each tread, further the feeling of floating through the two levels. Natural lighting from front windows pours directly to the basement, creating a feeling openness & connection.

    Arlington Heights, IL Completed 2014 600 square feet
    Architect & Design/Builder: DII Architecture www.designinsightinc.com

    GC: Henry’s Construction, Inc. Steel Fabricators: Milk Design, Inc.

    Drafters/Renderers: Workus Studio, LLC Photographer: Black Olive Photographic

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    -Close up of the oak panels/treads & white steel spine/railing 
Photos by: Black Olive Photographic Photo  of Cascade modern home

    -Close up of the oak panels/treads & white steel spine/railing
    Photos by: Black Olive Photographic

    -LED lighting makes each tread hover:)    
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    -LED lighting makes each tread hover:)
    Photos by: Black Olive Photographic

    2D drawings showing thin treads twisting & splaying. Photo 3 of Cascade modern home

    2D drawings showing thin treads twisting & splaying.

    -3d Rendering of schematic;  Workus Studio, LLC Photo 4 of Cascade modern home

    -3d Rendering of schematic; Workus Studio, LLC

    Floor plan showing a tight layout, but efficient flow. Photo 5 of Cascade modern home

    Floor plan showing a tight layout, but efficient flow.

    -L@@k at that beautiful structure.. We worked w/ Milk Design for the steel spine & railings. They did an amazing job! 
Photos by: Black Olive Photographic Photo 6 of Cascade modern home

    -L@@k at that beautiful structure.. We worked w/ Milk Design for the steel spine & railings. They did an amazing job!
    Photos by: Black Olive Photographic

    -Perspective of the room hightlighting oak planks that seem to hover.  
Photos by: Black Olive Photographic Photo 7 of Cascade modern home

    -Perspective of the room hightlighting oak planks that seem to hover.
    Photos by: Black Olive Photographic

    -A look down from the living room as the oak is carved out & flows over like a waterfall. 
Photos by: Black Olive Photographic Photo 8 of Cascade modern home

    -A look down from the living room as the oak is carved out & flows over like a waterfall.
    Photos by: Black Olive Photographic