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Sinous steel

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Pre-war design for this New York appartement

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Pièce de résistance

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“It goes from skinny to fat, narrow to wide,” he explains. “It forces you to pay attention.” Every single strip of European white oak cladding the spiral was hand-cut and hand-laid, and the balustrades are clear glass bent with heat. “ The hardest thing I’ve ever done, ” by Hagy Belzberg and Delta Wright via […]

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Apple staircase NY

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Made from multiple layers of chemically tempered glass, the staircase has a central glass core with cantilevered glass beams and it is supported by steel grillage beneath the ground floor.

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Dramatic turn

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By ORMS Architects for Uppingham Sience Centre

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Bauhaus inspired

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Stainless steel plate stringers and stainless steel strip balustrade combine to deliver a Bauhaus inspired staircase with slim lines.Note the long span between the vertical balusters makes beautiful pictures

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Access the tube

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Muted

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By Berger & Berger for the collection of gallerist Yvon Lambert via Dezeen

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Contrast

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Palisander – veneered

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Salvaged palisander-veneered paneling defines the staircase for Fendi’s flagship store via Interior Design

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Eclectic- design

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By Stok for boutique hotel in Istanbul

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In a shell

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Hotel New York by Rockwell Group an helical stair with a curved outer shell and light oak wood interior paneling.

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Fits the space

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Conrad Seoul

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Intelligent use of lighting within the soffit disguises the mass of the helical carcass for Conrad Seoul

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Friday’s beauty

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Large treads and a low rise height ensure that this monochromatic helical stair has a shallow pitch angle and consequently a sense of grandeur and dominance.

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Beautiful architecture London

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Photographer Tobi Shonibare, based in London, publishes on his Instagram amazing pictures of the London’s architecture. Between the skyscrapers geometry, light wells, glazed frontages or the depths of the subway, the young artist offers his own point of view on the British capital via Fubiz.

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Cantilever concrete

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Via Archilovers

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Helical statement

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Wraparound

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Wraparound staircase of marble, glass and metal for ‘Watches of Switzerland’ in London

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Raw helical

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Raw helical staircase with cantilevered plate steel treads and Weldmesh balustrade. Notable absence of balusters on the outer balustrade and interesting how the treads are expressed on the innermost face of the inner balustrade.

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EeSoffit

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A seamless and smart design by EeStairs our sponsor

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Elegant

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The walnut balustrade makes the staircase a very elegant design

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Bespoke twins

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A pair of twin corkscrewing helical staircases with integrated lighting in the soffit and internal solid balustrade.

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Curves

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The curves and proportions of lower section of the stair are set out on the principles of the golden ratio, with the upper staircase fully cantilevering off the landing into the void above by Tigg Coll Architects

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Trace the evolution of staircase design

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The EeStairs Design competition has been created to shine a light on the very best young designers in the world and celebrate the evolution of architecture, interior and product design. No longer is staircase design simply about function, it has progressed into the creation of groundbreaking designs, use of innovative materials and environments capable of […]

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RIBA prize UK

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Ancient Party Barn by Liddicoat & Goldhill LLP. Shortlisted for RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2015; winner of RIBA South East Award 2015

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Color Fuses

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Part of Milton Glaser‘s  mural artwork “Color Fuses” (1975).

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Picasso

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Helical with white soffit designed for a home once owned by Picasso in Provence via Architectural Digest

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Structural gymnastics

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Its designer’s engineering background may go some way to explaining the extraordinary structural gymnastics on display — there is little to no support beneath the stair’s cantilevered “wings,” with a single pair of stately columns forming an elegant archway over the central core. This stair is certainly one of the most stunningly voluptuous examples out there, […]

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Stairway into the future

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The stairway above the entrance hall to Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi museum in Rome

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Double fun

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Lacquered

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Helical lacquered designed for Tom Ford store in London via Pubbiz

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Brushed stainless

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A staircase with structural balustrades in brushed stainless steel connects two of the three levels by Allied Works Architecture via Interior Design

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Curvaceous oak

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A dramatic oak staircase with a sweeping handrail connects the five storeys of this Victorian convent building in south London by John Smart Architects

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Polished

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Highly mirror polished balustrade and ziz-zag staircase over multiple levels for Dior store in Seoul by Fubiz

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Dynamic stair

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Designed by Jim Eyre of Wilkinson Eyre calls it the “dynamic stair”, not just for its sinuous shape but because the outer glass balustrade is designed to put its users on display in an encouragement to visitors to use it. Its form is not based on DNA, he says, or any living thing: “We prefer […]

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Proven physical well-being

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So far, the design appears to be a success. After just four months in the space, 79 percent of the building’s employees reported they were working more collaboratively with their colleagues, and 70 percent reported that they felt healthier by Hassel via Architectural Digest

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Design competition

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Join this exciting staircase competition organised by EeStairs!

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The living staircase is ‘live’

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A living spiral staircase with open spaces for reading, drawing, relaxing and drinking tea forms the centrepiece of a newly created workspace in London’s Soho district. Designed by Paul Cocksedge Studio and completed this week via Archilovers

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The cherry on top

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via the Evening Standard

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Trademark curves

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Architect Zaha Hadid trademark curves to be recognised for the staircase at Middle Eastern Centre in Oxford via Designboom

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A sensual space ..

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with some stairporn..;) by Karim Rashid via Dezeen

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Flashy orange

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Located in Lima, Peru, this modern home designed by architect Martin Dulanto Sangalli features a helical staircase visible from outside. Its striking orange color makes contrast with the white and pure colours of the house. To discover through Juan Solano’s images.

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To inspire interaction

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A statement staircase to inspire interaction among staff for Ontario Institute for Cancer Research in Toronto by Diamond Schmitt Architects created by our sponsor EeStairs via E-architecture

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Promote welness

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The design of the feature staircase design for GSK Office Navy Yard Philadelphia has been designed to encourage employees to use the stairs between floors by Robert A.M. Stern Architects via e-architect

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Corporate feature staircase design for the purpose….

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of internal feature stairway connecting all floors and promoting ease of movement throughout the workplace, to improve internal communication, encouraging greater productivity. It has already provided a positive impact on the company’s performance and well-being. PTTEP Headquarters designed by Hassell Studio

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Curved plaster

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By Delphine Krakoff

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120 Cables

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A grand helical staircase created by Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associes for the National Libary in Strassbourg
coiling around 8.10 m radius was built in segments. Once landings were attached to the concrete floors, the flights of stairs were soldered by sections on the spot, before being hoisted up to 12 meters. The whole staircase was then hung at 27.5 meters from the square base of the dome’s spire by 120 brushed steel cables. Its shape was obtained by installing a circular ring at the confluence point of two conical revolutions.

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SteelStacks

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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

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A daring tenuity

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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

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Dominating

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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

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Stone panelling

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Flexible stone panelling – amazing finish to a stunning feature staircase.

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Eliptical

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Eliptical staircase timber cladding and no visible joints.

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Backlighting

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Glass helical staircase with backlighting for German clock Museum

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Graphic staircases photography

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via Fubiz

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Intertwining staircases

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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.

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1966 design

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Murray Edwards College in Cambridge helical staircase 1966 with architect Chamberlin, Powell and Bon

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A warm texture

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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

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What lies beneath…

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Emergency stairwell for an office in Abu Dhabi.

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Smooth soffit

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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.

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Manhattan beauty

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Striking tight radii balustrade; glass used for the outer balustrade and formed acrylic on the inner for the super tight curves via Interiormagazines

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Concrete though elegant

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Akita Museum of Art by Tadao Ando

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Golden soffit pattern

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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

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Balustrade turning sculpture

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Ajando office by Peter Stasek Architect Mannheim Germany via Retail Design blog

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StairPorn App has arrived!

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The iOS StairPorn app available in the App Store. https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/stair-porn/id948591996?mt=8

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Bauhuas inspired

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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.

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Dezeen best staircases 2014

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Dezeen’s top 10 staircases of 2014.

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Pattern and form

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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.

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Helicopter’s helix

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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.

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Helical & timber

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Central helical timber clad staircase by Architects CZWG for Canada Water Library in London via Dezeen

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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.

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Golden sweep

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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.

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Polished and uptight

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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

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A focal piece

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Designed as a focal piece by CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS. A pleasures to the eye! via Europaconcorsi

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By Gaudi

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for Casa Batlló designed by Antoni Gaudi between 1904 and 1906, Barcelona, Spain

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White helical giant

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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.

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Polynesian prints and patterns inspired

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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

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White & warmth

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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

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Two-tone

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Two-tone curved steel & timber staircase with tight inner radius

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Terrazo stairs

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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

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A serene descent

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A helical design part of a natural holistic scheme creating a serene experience by FAK3

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Grand centerpiece

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Qatar the Museum of Islamic Art, a cultural icon for the Gulf region by I.M. Pei via Dezeen

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Danish modernism

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A gently curving helical staircase completes the natural effect of the space by Arne jacobsen, aarhus town hall

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Usher Hall

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Usher Hall Edinbrugh, made exciting by the lighting and the verticality

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Innovative, interesting and unusual

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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

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Revive your aging staircase

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An elegant appearance for this traditional and modern interior via rjedesign

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Matching environment

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Technical detailing on the staircase to suit its environment. Treads include integrated lighting.

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Orange curved balustrade

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Orange curved balustrade with dark coloured treads provide a monochromatic finishes for this helical staircase

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Inspired by stirring paint

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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.

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Dynamic black

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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.

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English sycamore

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The helical staircase, has balustrades of glass and English sycamore, at Steve Wynn’s Manhattan duplex by Stephen Sills.Via Architectural Digest

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ArcelorMittal Orbit

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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

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Steel balustrade in rustic surroundings

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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

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Corian cladding

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2-storey helical staircase is clad in Corian® Cameo White for the Queen Victoria Hotel down at Cape Town’s Waterfront

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Rounded monolithic mirror polished stair

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with random red lighting to vertical faces by SAKO Architects

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World heritage curved steps

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In Jantar Mantar India via World Heritage

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Name those stairs!

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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

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EeSoffit

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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.

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White sculpture

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Concrete helical

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Gallery Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art by Tadao Ando

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Green and pink descent

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Colourful helical staircase for Cottbus University Library by Herzog de Meuron via Archilovers

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