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The cherry on top

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via the Evening Standard

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Functional sculptural

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A functional sculptural element to the spine of the house by MCK Architects

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Colossal iron

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A colossal iron staircase bursts through the medieval stone walls of this fortified tower in rural Italy and into a copper-clad extension, as part of a renovation by local studio Gianluca Gelmini via Dezeen

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Strings

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Interesting pattern balustrade via LA76

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Copper

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Heat-treated and lacquered copper for this statement feature. A panel running up the side used a post-oxidation process to bring out a range of colours including hints of red, blue and pink. Timber stair treads inlaid with specialist stone contrast with the copper material but complement its colour by Katharine Pooley

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An orange twist

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Interesting twisted geometry of the handrail as well as the orange stringer that turns into a balustrade at the bottom end

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In caged

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Contrasting cantilever

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Cantilever staircase with exciting contrasting dark oak treads and white plastered wall

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A huge staircase

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Kengo Kuma uses a grand staircase to transform a Tokyo warehouse into a shop . A huge staircase interspersed with trees winds up to the entrance of this former Tokyo warehouse that Kengo Kuma and Associates has converted into a lifestyle store and cafe 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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Two tone

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Red and yellow staircase suspended in mid-air by Edwards Moore via Architecture and Design

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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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Compact living

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Smart staircase design with brief compact living via Boundaries

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“If someone remembers a special detail of a stair, then I have done my job.”

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Staircase designed by Montenegro + Partners Architects designed­ for the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal.

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Three-dimensional line of movement

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From outside the staircase and movement of the workers inside can be seen, and the design allows an interesting but limited view of the inner workings of the corporation and other staircases by architect Masato Sekiya via Dezeen

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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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Design for kids

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Staircase forms part of first Kids Museum in Ckina by Coordination Asia via Archdaily

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Stringboard

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The steel plate forming the stringboard of the stairs opens a gap between the interior and the original structure by Atelier Général

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Multi-directional

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Folded steel multi directional white staircase with interesting contrasting wall for Ogilvy HQ in Cape Town South Africa

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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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Multi multipurpose

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Juilliard School part of a major redevelopment plan for the Lincoln Center, project on which DS+R has been working with FXFOWLE. The details on this project are stunning, specially the stairs via Archdaily.

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Zig Zaggy

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Green ‘zig zaggy’ profile of this staircase is contrasted against the grey interior

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Light soffit

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The central atrium has a large light installation, situated on the bottom side of all stairs crossing the room. It has a changing cyclus over 26 hours so the impression varies all the time for Deloitte HQ in Copenhagen by 3XN via e-architects

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Float in the air Staircase

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Float in the air Staircase by Francesco Librizzi Studio.

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Walking the scenic routes is experiencing the past

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The oak cladded staircase travels through a renewal of ‘Stedelijk Museum Hof van Busleyden’in Belgium by DMVA Architects via Divisare

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A blending of artistry

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A blending of artistry into every space elevates its humble function to an event.The staircase part of a penthouse in Ahmedabad India by Apical Reform architects.

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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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Minimal simplicity

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Although by now we must be aware that the Japanese lifestyle is one based on minimal simplicity and self-reflection. And while this Super Thin staircase structure may look absurdly small to the rest of the world, it may not be that odd for what renters are used to in Japan. Talk about your ‘out of the box’ thinking…the Cherry Blossom is indeed a nice touch for this Japanse house.

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Elegance

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A suspended steel staircase has a wonderful and strong visual impact. The steel cables that are used to sustain the stairs are simple and elegant and the stairs seem to be floating. This is a design that is both safe and stylish. And even though usually steel staircases tend to have an industrial feel, in this case all they transmit is elegance.

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Brass detail

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A nice and contrasting brass balustrade to the concrete staircase for the new gateway building at HEC School of Management by David Chipperfield Architects via Divisare

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Stone panelling

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

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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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A super staircase …

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for this superyacht.

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Concrete tax haven

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Thick concrete staircases with timber treads transport visitors to a series of concrete walkways that connect the floors for wealthy art investors who can enjoy their collections while avoiding tax thanks to a new duty-free storage unit at Luxembourg international airport by Atelier d’Architecture 3BM3 via Dezeen

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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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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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Intricate network of stairs

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The intricate network of stairs, walls and glass create, if nothing else, an eye-catching structure for neighbours to gawk at and peer into. An algorithmic house by Yuusuke Karasawa made from steel and glass via Spoon Tamago

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What lies beneath…

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Emergency stairwell for an office in Abu Dhabi.

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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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Angularity

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Project: Jack Vartanian, São Paulo, Brazil, rounded forms of Enzo Berti chairs contrast with the angularity of steel stair balustrades at Jack Vartanian, a jewelry boutique in São Paulo, Brazil. Via InteriorDesign

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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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It’s a two-way exchange

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Lyons’ 41X in Melbourne a hybrid public–commercial building that serves as a new public face for the Australian Institute of Architects. The facade show the inner stairwells.

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Dezeen best staircases 2014

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Dezeen’s top 10 staircases of 2014.

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Have a great Xmas!

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Making the space

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Starting as a spiral turning straight steel staircase with interesting steel rusty finish balustrade designed by Gerstner Architects for an apartment in Tel Aviv via 1kinddesign.

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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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The elegancy of age

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Staircase in a rationalist/art deco-style house in Vedado, designed by Rafael de Cárdenas via Financial Times

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Brief: a staircase with a difference

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Moving from the upper steel section to a bottom section the stairs change to a solid ground bearing timber element used into a study area beneath the stair, suspended by steel cables byNunswithguns via theartofbespoke

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Fluid transition

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The front door opens onto a double height entry foyer where a sculptural stair draws the focus upwards.” say the architects. “The lines of the stair invite the natural and fluid transition from the ground floor entrance to the living spaces above.”Canadian Architects Naturhumaine have transformed an urban row house in Montreal. via Dailytonic

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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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Live Wire

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This installation is a muscular yet diaphanous stair with minimal connections to the walls.Live Wire called. Designed and built by architects Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu.The staircase is made from approximately 2,400 feet of aluminum tubing and rods. According to the architects the treads can support more than 100 pound per square foot.via Dezeen

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Industrial look

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Industrial look achieved by showing non polished materials with large robust fixings for this loft space apartment.

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Stringer off centre

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Making the staircase an interesting design by installing the stringer off centre. Le 205 Residence by Atelier Moderno via Architonic

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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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Part of art collection

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The spiral staircase with metal frame forms part of an art collection of this Chigaco apartment collector via Architectural Digest

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Rich colours

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Dark contracting colours and materials by Davignon Martin via houzz

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Oak treads

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    Cantilever staircase with interesting oak treads for a residential house in Tokyo by Apollo Architects & Associates via Archdaily

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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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Dutch origins

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EeStairs our main sponsor with headquarters in The Netherlands are to be seen amongst many Dutch masters for  law firm Brown Rudnick’s Mayfair office.“For us there is certain serendipity that both the staircase and artwork, by Ditty Ketting, in the atrium have Dutch origins, after all the building used to house artwork by the Dutch masters. […]

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Let there be light..

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Cantilever treads in laser-cut steel is part of Patrick Tighe Arhitecture’s renovation of a 1961 house in Los Angeles via Interior Design

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Steel cables

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Open staircase seems suspended by steel cables for Hotel Xi’an designed by hospitality design firm HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates via Designmilk

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Facing the Eifel

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Etika a metal spiral staircase with nice details such as treads going through inner stringer and amazing views via Archipoducts

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Vertical slats

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A central staircase clad with vertical slats is found at the heart of the volume designed for Saint Laurent Store by Hedi Slimane via Fubiz

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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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It’s a dog’s life …

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The staircase for dogs, by 07BEACH, was part of the design method for this simple house in Vietnam. The architects envisioned not just a comfortable place to live, but a space where daily life will be more fun than usual. Therefore, as a unique design feature, the house represents the client’s affection for their two […]

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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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Steel & glass

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A steel-and-glass stair climbs from the stone atrium floor to upper level by Charles Rose – Copper House via Dzahan

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DNA by EeStairs

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An exciting design from our sponsor EeStairs.The DNA staircase by EeStairs is a captivating design solution characterised by two intertwined helical steel tubes at the centre of the stair, reminiscent of Mother Nature’s remarkable DNA strand. The recent installation in Monaco is a beautifulexample featuring laminated glass treads, glass balustrade and a polished stainless steel […]

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Sci fi

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Sci fi staircase characterised by cantilevered/suspended tread supports with a mirror by A21Architects

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Jenga …

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Notice how the cladding gives the impression of stacked timber treads, each tread appearing to extend beneath the next by two goings by TPG Architecture via NewYorkDesignAwards

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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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Mix recycled and industrial

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The stairs are Bali teak and the railing a beached sea trunks and boughs via onekinddesign

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Yellow

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The yellow colour blurs interface between the staircase and wall.

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Plate steel treads

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Minimalist staircase featuring a lightweight steel balustrade and plate steel treads and stringers via Fubiz

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A giant with a delicate look

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The metal stairs are suspended from red steel wires at the far end of the lobby for the Danmarks Nationalbank by Arne Jacobsen via Dailyicon

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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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geometric statement

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The classical symmetry of a staircase running up from the centre to the left and to the right is re-interpreted in this otherwise utterly modern, tiny loft apartment in Paris. The staircase of folded metal creates a bold, geometric statement.

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Steel wires

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Steel wires hang around the staircase, enclosing it in a contemporary wrap whilst also forming part of the balustrade via Archiscense

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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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Walnut soffit

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The veneered soffit complements the walnut treads and risers. Stepped stringers and soffit to follow the profile of the rise and going would have also been effective in this situation.

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Bright red diagonal staircase

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Bright red, diagonal staircases run alongside the building’s exterior (of course, the mandatory set of elevators also exist), which not only adds to the dynamism of the structure’s identity, but also keeps patrons from having to traverse the parking structure’s interior, especially at night when wayfinding is troublesome and safety and visibility are of the […]

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A taste of the ‘high life’

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300ft spiral staircase to give Chinese tourists a taste of the high life – as long as you don’t have a heart condition The 300ft spiral staircase has been installed on the wall of the Taihang Mountains in Linzhou to offer the thrill of mountaineering without the danger.

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Neat perforated balustrade

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Neat perforated balustrade and unusual lighting following the pitch by Carr Design

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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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Horse-shoe steelwork

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Two tone grey horse-shoe steelwork with extremely tight curved inner section

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Gunmetal finish for the new Imperial War Museum

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The stair’s strong industrial aesthetic and gunmetal finish set just the right tone in the Imperial War Museum, London

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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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Candy colour spirals

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These spiral staircases painted in candy colours belong to the backs of narrow shophouses in Singapore

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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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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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