Slick Semi-D

Location : San Gwann

Status : Completed Jan 2010

What once was barely exists anymore. This semi-detached villa has been rehabilitated beyond any recognition. But its neighbours have seen the transformation live; not like a cocooned larva. It is the same house, now with space that has been optimised, function-injected, material-incorporated and supreme lifestyle guaranteed. Central to this project is the balance between the rectilinear and the sculptural flowing masses and materials of the staircase. Orthogonal'ity' abounds in the core of the staircase, but on the fringes of the disciplined there are momentary departures from this controlled state; to a subliminal state of converging lines slowly melting away the rigidity.

Photography Peter Mark Mercieca.