The grand stair at The American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania Chapter has awarded a Silver Medal, the institute’s highest honor, to Spillman Farmer Architects for their highly successful ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.The stair starts as a plinth rising up from the earth and becomes structurally and visually lighter at each turn. At the second level, the stair takes on a circular shape, a detail drawn from the steel stairs that circle the nearby blast furnaces via Bustler
Archive for the ‘helical stairs’ Category
The design of a central helical steel stair relied on extensive computed stress analysis to allow the optimisation of its coiled stringer and cantilevering treads to a daring tenuity by Grimshaw Architects for a project called Horno 3: Museo del Acero via Dezeen
The staircase is composed of 23 huge marble circular forms which are edged in brushed brass and create the steps to this phenomenal form.The space is dominated by a show stopping staircase. There was a deliberate design intention to ensure anyone entering automatically be drawn up the staircase to where the majority of retail space is and an iconic in-store bar for Scenarium in Ekaterinburg by Sybarite retail architects
Flexible stone panelling – amazing finish to a stunning feature staircase.
Eliptical staircase timber cladding and no visible joints.
Glass helical staircase with backlighting for German clock Museum
Two curving staircases encircle the exterior of this wedding chapel by Tokyo-based architect Hiroshi Nakamura, meeting at a rooftop platform that overlooks the Hiroshima coastline.The Ribbon Chapel takes its name from the pair of timber-clad staircases that wind around the exterior of the glazed wedding chapel via Dezeen.
Murray Edwards College in Cambridge helical staircase 1966 with architect Chamberlin, Powell and Bon
The wood cladding of the helical stairs adds a warm texture to the cool, modern scheme of black, red, and grey. Designd and executed by Concrete together with EeStairs our Sponsor for Hotel CitizenM in Rotterdam via Design Milk
Emergency stairwell for an office in Abu Dhabi.
Japanese architect, Furmihiko Maki has a minimalist approach with clean lines and white throughout. Eventscape was contracted to develop a solution for the underside of a curving feature staircase. The complex curved shape of the stair soffit was mapped digitally and 3D modeled to define and achieve the desired form. The clean white finish desired by the designers was accomplished by utilising segmented lofted aluminium panels which were filled, finished and polished by hand to a final smooth finish at The Aga Khan Museum of Islamic arts via Eventscape.
Striking tight radii balustrade; glass used for the outer balustrade and formed acrylic on the inner for the super tight curves via Interiormagazines
Akita Museum of Art by Tadao Ando
An exciting soffit showing repetitive design by using hickory, glass and brass for the new boutique of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelers in New York by designers Patrick Jouin and architect Sanjit Manku via Archjuice
Ajando office by Peter Stasek Architect Mannheim Germany via Retail Design blog
Category: cantilevered stairs / carbon fiber stairs / center-stringer stairs / closed riser / concrete stairs / dog-leg stairs / floating stairs / glass stairs / helical stairs / metal stairs / open risers / ramps / space saving stairs / spiral stairs / stone stairs / straight stairs / timber stairsJanuary 12, 2015
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A Bauhaus inspired staircase detail from Villa Kenwin, by Hermann Hensel and Alexander Ferenczy, 1929. Located near by Montreux on Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
Category: cantilevered stairs / carbon fiber stairs / center-stringer stairs / closed riser / concrete stairs / dog-leg stairs / floating stairs / glass stairs / guest blog / helical stairs / metal stairs / miscellaneous / open risers / ramps / space saving stairs / spiral stairs / stone stairs / straight stairs / timber stairsJanuary 5, 2015
Dezeen’s top 10 staircases of 2014.
by Architects Hagy Belzberg and Joan Behkne remake Gores Group. Behnke’s interest in pattern and form is evident in gestures small and grand. “Computer modeling facilitates design at all different scales,” he says. The staircase, a composition of complex curves with chamfered edges, has limestone treads, lit by LEDs, and a curvaceous guardrail of cerused-ash slats. It’s a seductive connector. So much so that most staffers bypass the cylindrical glass elevator, which ascends and descends alongside a carved cerused-oak screen wall. “When I was in Italy, I saw a centuries-old marble facade that was punctured and curved,” Behnke says of the inspiration for one of the patterns in the screen’s evolving surface via Interior Design.
For a flat’s renovation in Brussels, design firm Jo-a designed a central, wooden and helical staircase. Inspired by helicopter’s helix, this staircase is 4 meters high and doesn’t have a shaft in order to optimise light and accentuate the spiral shape via Fubiz.
Central helical timber clad staircase by Architects CZWG for Canada Water Library in London via Dezeen
It is at the brand new headquarters for multi-award winning media company UKTV with a visual centerpiece, a bespoke, ergonomic staircase designed by Penson. The fluid sweeping steps taper out to a large platform, dotted with seating pads with a great view of the trend watching video wall.
A particular eye-catcher in the foyer of the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall in Singapore is a free-standing helical staircase connecting the first two floors.Baltic metallic mesh coil up to act as an extravagantly designed fall guard around the balustrade and provide a cylinder-formed visual continuation of the spiral staircase over two floors.
Highly polished and uptight, make a grand entrance feature staircase for House for Music and Music Theatre of the University for Art in Graz by UNSTUDIO via Detail-Online
Designed as a focal piece by CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS. A pleasures to the eye! via Europaconcorsi
for Casa Batlló designed by Antoni Gaudi between 1904 and 1906, Barcelona, Spain
White helical giant stands out in the geometric interior architecture for the symphonic concert hall “The Szczecin Philharmonic” in Poland. Spanish studio Barozzi Veiga is behind this project : they wanted to build a roof with different spires and a noble and gold interior which ceilings and walls are inspired by geometric patterns.
Large helical feature staircase with walnut soffit designed by David Rockwell Group and partner Shawn Sullivan for Hyatt Hotel Andaz Maui in Wailea via Interior Design
This smooth, curvy white staircase twists and extends across three levels, with skylights above that allow light to cascade to the bottom floor. Each step is built with natural hard wood that provides visual warmth to the space. By ONG&ONG
Two-tone curved steel & timber staircase with tight inner radius
Valentino has opened its flagship store in Paris, designed by British architect David Chipperfield in collaboration with the brand’s creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. The 400sqm, two-story menswear boutique is designed using palladiana marble and terrazzo stone, both traditional Italian materials with composite appearances similar to Valentino’s new trademark camouflage.via Londondesignjournal
A helical design part of a natural holistic scheme creating a serene experience by FAK3
Qatar the Museum of Islamic Art, a cultural icon for the Gulf region by I.M. Pei via Dezeen
A gently curving helical staircase completes the natural effect of the space by Arne jacobsen, aarhus town hall
Usher Hall Edinbrugh, made exciting by the lighting and the verticality
Interesting how the helical flights are vertically misaligned as the geometry varies. Also unusual raking balustrade to the outside radius of the flights by 3XN via Founterior
An elegant appearance for this traditional and modern interior via rjedesign
Technical detailing on the staircase to suit its environment. Treads include integrated lighting.
Orange curved balustrade with dark coloured treads provide a monochromatic finishes for this helical staircase
The staircases, which lie at the core of the design of the new headquarters of Hemel(coating supplier) in Denmark, are inspired by the spiral pattern created when stirring a new colour into the centre of a can of paint.
Dynamic, black staircase sculpture in the UN building in Copenhagen by 3XN is the focus of the six-storey foyer. As architect Kim Herforth Nielsen describes in an interview, stairs are a means of stimulating communication.
The helical staircase, has balustrades of glass and English sycamore, at Steve Wynn’s Manhattan duplex by Stephen Sills.Via Architectural Digest
The Orbit is well worth a visit, the staircase intertwined with the dynamic red-painted steel structural elements is a particularly enjoyable architectural experience, and the architecture of the observation decks is elegantly minimal.via SimonKennedy
RUSTIC STAIRCASE/HALLWAY BY RICHARD SHAPIRO A sculptural staircase with a steel balustrade winds up to the master bedroom and bath at designer and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro’s Malibu beach house.via Architecturaldigest
2-storey helical staircase is clad in Corian® Cameo White for the Queen Victoria Hotel down at Cape Town’s Waterfront
with random red lighting to vertical faces by SAKO Architects
In Jantar Mantar India via World Heritage
Name Those Stairs! It’s the photo puzzle everyone is talking about: Name Those Stairs! In which large London building will you find this distinctive staircase? Can you name two other distinctive staircases in the same building? via thingstodoinlondon
One from our sponsor EeStairs. Stucco plasterwork was almost the only finish available for the underside of a staircase, EeStairs has created a new revolutionary finish called EeSoffit.
Gallery Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art by Tadao Ando
Category: helical stairsFebruary 17, 2014
Colourful helical staircase for Cottbus University Library by Herzog de Meuron via Archilovers
By Henriquez Partners Architects
Category: helical stairsJanuary 8, 2014
Wooden bridges and staircases connect the floors both inside and outside, and it is possible to walk up one side of the building to the canteen and then back down on the other side.By Dutch studio MVRDV has given the new Oslo headquarters for Norwegian bank DNB
This helical staircase conceived by London designer Paul Cocksedge will feature balustrades overflowing with plants and circular spaces where employees can take time out from their work.via Dezeen
Category: helical stairsOctober 22, 2013
Helical steel staircase with oak planks. The oak strips wrap under the stair and up the inside of the helix. Designed for citizenM London Hotel and carried out by Concrete Reinforced Amsterdam.
A space saving solution for limited spaces. The 1m² delivers a comfortable transition within a tiny footprint.
Helical staircase aboard super yacht at Monaco Yachtshow 2013
Elliptical excellence with an interesting stepped soffit
Category: helical stairsSeptember 13, 2013
Helical staircase with a red soffit
Cells balustrade now has lighting integrated into the handrail.
Tall, twisting tight helical staircase made in timber.
Stringers under the curved treads with stainless steel balusters.
All white helical staircase with glass balustrade blend harmoniously with an all white apartment.
Category: helical stairsJuly 23, 2013
The central stringer is tight and has that amazing sculptural look we love
A modern staircase with hints of classic designs.
Incredibly glossy finish on this multi-flight/bridge staircase lined with timber. Via Dezeen by 3XN
Category: helical stairsJune 25, 2013
Massively deep stringers, but stair goes round a long way!
A helical staircase with tight laser cut inner balustrade
A double helix staircase with steel balustrade with red internal faces
Steel helical staircase with pitched soffit and appears to alter radii throughout the flight.
The light filtering into the stairwell was amazing.
A huge multi-flight double helical staircase
Forged and formed uprights flow along the length of this helical balustrade
Helical staircase with white walls and timber treads.
Impressive glass, steel and timber staircase with no inner stringer
An elliptical staircase in a glass stairwell with black square framed glass
A nice example of a helical stair in a drum
Helical staircase in a drum with large holes
Art nouveau balustrade with forged floral ironwork
Clean white perforated panels with black treads.
Armani designed helical staircase with steel walls.
Amazing example of an organic looking ribbon staircase.
Although not endless this multi-flight helical staircase is impressive. Via Chad Slater Photography
Helical staircase in a square opening with curved leading edge to treads.
Open riser helical staircase with concrete treads and timber monolithic balustrade.
Concrete helical staircase with timber balustrade. Via OpenBuildings
Hard to believe that this staircase does not seem to touch the ground.
Although it is a brutal looking material, painting concrete a vivid colour does soften the appearance
Classy timeless helical staircase
Simple but elegant helical staircase by EeStairs.
Lovely example of how a coloured soffit can make it really stand out.
Amazing colours used on this museum staircase.
EF’s office in Shanghai includes a massive helical staircase with lights in the soffit
This elegant helical staircase has a feature light. The radial form allows it to light each tread individually.
Helical staircase with zigzag stringer, glass balustrade and green treads
Here is a nice helical staircase with oak treads and balustrade ‘inside’, and white ‘outside’
Lovely shot of slate tread and walnut balustrade helical staircase.