Located in Hanoi, Vietnam, QT House, designed by Landmak Architecture is a narrow 4-storey row house with an amazing bespoke stairwell with words laser cut into its natural metal balustrade.
The base of the stairs is a wood 4-step design with a fifth, floating solid wood step connecting it to the metal balustrade.
The 4-step wood unit is on the main floor, which also consists of the dining and kitchen areas.
While the stairs leading to the 2nd floor are solid wood, the stairs leading to the 3rd floor switch it with white risers.
On the 2nd floor a peak-a-boo cut out in the metal balustrade overlooks the living room. A small powder room is across from the stairwell landing and an office is on the other side.
The 3rd floor is where the two bedrooms are located. Here too a bathroom is at the stair landing, separating the two bedrooms.
Both bedrooms incorporate a wardrobe along one wall and a desk on another. The main difference is the master bedroom “floats” the bed while the other bedroom tucks it into one of the corners.
The 4th floor of this 4-story Row House includes a balcony for cross ventilation.
This 4th floor replaces the natural metal balustrade with a white powder coated metal frame wtih glass panels.
The balcony is separated from the 4th floor with wall to wall sliding glass doors that can be pushed into a wall cavity, allowing the homeowner to blur the lines between the interior and the open roof balcony zone.
By keeping the ceiling of the balcony open to the sky the homeowner was able to include a tree within it.
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