Archive for the ‘miscellaneous’ Category

Rod wire balustarde

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The tight inner stringer, cantilevered timber treads and tensioned rod/wire balustrade make for a very interesting staircase concept.

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DUB staircase

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DUB is a staircase. Upon closer look you discover something odd. These steps seem really high but actually consist of two steps in one. It makes DUB both a staircase and an abstract sculpture, expressive in shape and modest in colour. It leads up to a roof terrace of an apartment in The Hague, playing […]

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Functional and Fantasy Stair

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By artist Alice Aycock via Venetian Red.

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UFO entrance

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By Spanish artist Dionisio Gonzàlez via FUBIZ

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Lime mortar and pine

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A staircase of lime mortar and Russian white pine in the Madrid atelier of landscape designer Fernando Caruncho.

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Brief stated: simplicity and elegance

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Museum of the History of the Polish Jews by LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI via Europaconsorsi

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Celebrating Oscar Niemeyer designs

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via Dezeen

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seat + desk + treads = stairs

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  Residents climb over an integrated desk, storage space and shelving to reach the suspended upper section of this staircase by Dutch design studio Mieke Meijer Studio via Dezeen

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Steel, steel and more steel

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Dividing spaces

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House in Takadanobaba by Florian Busch Architects with no internal walls but only a spiral folded steel staircase that divides the spaces and has a spectacular sculptural presence notable from the outside.

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Design for a staircase 1934

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Design for a staircase for De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea by Eric Mendelsohn. All began from this humble drawing.On this rough sheet of paper, backed by tracing paper, Mendelsohn sketched his idea for the principal motif of the Bexhill pavilion, the staircase. Enclosed within a glass tower, this dominates the exterior and interior, the […]

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Listed staircase

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1950 external staircase part of Brandon House in Bristol

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White helical giant

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Nieuwegein City Hall by 3XN via Ilikearchitecture

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The poetic stairs

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The staircase forms part of a project called House Antero de Quental that involved converting the former home of a nineteenth century poet into a literary centre by Manuel Maia Gomes.

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Ribbon like spiral

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By SAOTA architects via Archdialy

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Forest stair in Stokke

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  The object presents a unique experience, with the rusted four-tone Corten exterior seemingly harsh against the soft landscape, but as the visitor rises the contrasting wooden cladding of the inner surface creates a surprisingly warm environment to reflect the forest. The glass balustrade emphasizes the thinness of the structure, and the installation forms a […]

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Blood vessels stair

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The staircase has an overwhelming resemblance to blood vessels with scarlet red inculcated into the staircase. It’s like a mechanical extension of the body.

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Stairs House

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Japanese architects y + M Design Office have recently finished a project of a unique family residence in Japan. The house is unusual for its roof in the shape of stairs. One can access the top of the house from the garden. There are perforations between each pair of stairs that provide the space with […]

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Eco – friendly credentials

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The eco-friendly Blue House, designed by architect Pieter Weijnen of Faro Architecten, features modern nautical touches throughout. The architect built the house for his family on Steigereiland, one of Amsterdam’s artificial islands, and the stairs appear to float in the air without support. Steel cables are placed on the sides for safety.

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Symmetry and ovals

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Stairwell designed by Claus & Kaan

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U shaped staircase

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U Shaped stairs wood tread riser landing and white walls by Daipu Architects

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If the stairs are not an option….

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…slide down!

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Orange Zig-Zag

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Giant staircase zigzags back and forth across the atrium of this science faculty building that Canadian firm Saucier + Perrotte Architectes has completed for a Quebec college via Dezeen

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Winners of the EeStairs design competition

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Great competition initiated by our sponsors EeStairs have announced their winners www.eestairs.co.uk/designcompetition

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Cylindrical staircase

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Jouin Manku renovates former Louis XV farm featuring a whimsical, cylindrical staircase via Interior Design Magazine

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Giant Corten steel staircase

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NEXT Architects have built a mammoth piece of public art that also serves as lookout point via 2Modern

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A dramatic descent

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By Steven Holl via Archilovers

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Harmonic design

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Timber cantilever staircase for NY appartement by Architects Peter Shelton and Lee F. Mindel

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Minimalistic, steel and white staircases

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Case House by Jun Igarashi Architects via Fubiz

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Futuristic staircase design

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The Wurm + Wurm Architects Media Centre Oberkirch is Full of Twists via Trendhunter

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Cantilever triangle concrete treads

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Micro house by Yasutaka Yoshimura via Dezeen

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Central feature

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Staircase part of design domestic house Black Box by Form_art Architects via Architects Journal

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Folded steel

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Folded steel staircase suspended by wire cables for a family house in Athens by Greek office Tense Architecture Network via Dezeen.

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Impressive cantilevered landings

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Interesting timber soffit and impressive cantilevered landings

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Oval and white

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Large oval staircase for s.Oliver Headquarters by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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A few steps more ..

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For many a staircase to avoid, unless you’re determined to lose some weight.The Step-well of Chand Baori near Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Helical in a tube

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Helical staircase with smooth interface with ceiling for”Private Banking” Zentrale in Frankfurt by Wittfoht Architekten

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The virtual stairs

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via Streetartutopia

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Straight marble & chrome

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Stairs in Statuario Marble with Chrome Handrail. Golf House by Seinfeld Arquitectos.

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A minimal use of glass and steel, achieving a maximum sense of light and space

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The spiral staircase and elevator shaft made of glass through the middle of the building, which dissipates light from a skylight above it. Dardanel Administration Building in Istanbul, Turkey, by Alatas Architecture & Consulting via Dezeen

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An elaborate start for 2014!

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This elaborate winding staircase is part of the 22,600 square feet Royal Suite at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi. It’s being billed as the largest hotel suite in the United Arab Emirates and comes with a private movie theater, game room, spa and sauna, and outdoor swimming pool.

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Happy 2014!!!

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Meandering route

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Interesting meandering route up the staircase weaving around plinths for decorations

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White straight powder coated metal

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House Tumle by Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB via Architonic

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Floating stairs

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Floating staircase designed for GLAS ITALIA Headquarters by Lissoni Associati

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Meet up staircase

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Design Concept: Rockwell Group’s designs for the multi-use, transformable, co-working spaces that make up NeueHouse foster a culture attractive to thought leaders, radical tastemakers, business innovators, and their teams. Members at NeueHouse are creative professionals working in design, tech, fashion, entertainment, marketing, communications, journalism, branding, art, publishing, high-value consulting, and even philanthropy. via Architonic

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Marble staircase

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Mark Humphrey’s ’Final encore’ Carrara marble staircase at St James theatre, London wins the ‘Best Bespoke Installation’ category at the 2013 International Design and Architecture Awards.

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Architecture photographers

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Architecture photographers love staircases via DevianArt

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Spiral in tubular curtain wall

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Spiral staircase with curtain see through wall by EM2N Architects.

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Elegant Dance in Mid-Air

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Ultimately, by taking the steps out of context, it forces spectators to view the space the piece encompasses and the raw, simple beauty of the ordinary structures we so often come across in our daily lives. Rather than walking all over them, viewers are able to admire the staircases from afar as they abstractly fill […]

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3M staircase

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3M Headquaters makeover. The staircase matches the brief beautifully; “It needs to show the owner’s own lighting products into a cohesive design.” via Architecture Landscape Interiors

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Thin folded steel

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Folded steel staircases lead to elevated rooms atop freestanding metal towers by adn Architectures. via Dezeen.

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Health benefits of taking the stairs

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StepJockey gives a new healthy respective on the staircase. Stair climbing is now officially classified by the Department of Health and the American College of Sports Medicine as ‘vigorous exercise’. via BBC news

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The staircase that spans the centuries

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Caruso St John, the architects behind Tate Britain’s new staircase, say they like keeping one foot in the past – and flying close to vulgarity. Interesting comment, great result! via the Guardian

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To infinity and beyond….

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Diminish and Ascend is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase.via mymodernmet

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Angular with plywood cladding

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An angular wooden staircase ascends the lobby of this office renovation by Amsterdam architects Studioninedots. via Dezeen

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Nice drawers!

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Neat shoe storage solution.

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Black contrasting staircase

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Sculptural,black,contrasting and suspended by cables staircase a beautiful feature in this white interior.via Pinterest

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Staircase forms part of outside wall

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House for a Photographer II by OAB Carlos Ferrater in Alcaner Spain. via Archdaily

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Stacked wooden blocks

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A spiralling stack of chunky wooden blocks forms this staircase designed by architecture studio QC for an apartment in Poland.via Dezeen

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Design concept for staircase in medieval tower

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Architecture studio Onix created a wooden staircase inside a medieval Dutch church to provide access to the apex of the bell tower via Dezeen

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An orange transition

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Orange staircase gives a twisting transition between first and second floors. Mulhouse cultural centre via Lemayonline.com

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Black & white curved staircase

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Steel & glass staircase a modern statement in this New York apartment via Cococozy

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Autumn garden stairs

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One for the season via Wallpapergang

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Stairway to heaven

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Sweeping stairs at Salvadore Dali Museum, Florida by HOK via World Architecture News.

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17th century tulip staircase

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The 17th century Tulip staircase is thought to be the first unsupported spiral stair in Britain and dates back the earliest period of the house. The stairs are supported by a combination of support by cantilever from the walls and each stair resting on the one below.The staircase can be seen at the Queens House […]

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Polyhedron staircase

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  A spiral staircase with thin treads and no infill for balustrade by Atelier Tekuto Co. Ltd. via Archello

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Geometric, laser cut

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Spanning over three floors, the project required more than 2,000 square feet of composite panel, constructed from a combination of structural timber and treated copper. The resulting staircase is a both certerpiece within the finished interior, providing playful contrast against walls of gray stone and concrete, and a point of connection, filtering light to create […]

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Light thin steps

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  Cantilever stairs, a light impression that look like thin plates appearing from the wall by architect Tsuyoshi Kobayashi. via Dezeen

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Black, cast-iron helical staircase

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Interior design of the offices of law and notary firm BarentsKrans, located in The Hague, The Netherlands by hofmandujardin. via contemporist. Black, cast-iron helical staircase that snakes up all the way to the top floor.

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Captivating design

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Double flight helical staircase a captivating and innovative design.

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Timber, cantilever staircase

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Elegant, timber, cantilever staircase perfectly matches its surroundings. Designed by Almazán Arquitectos Asociados.

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Winding white staircase

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A winding white staircase allows visitors who enter the tree house to ascend the towering space, spiralling upward around the centric tree.

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Wood, single stringer

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Wood, spiral staircase supported by a single stringer.

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Green helical giant

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Green helical giant at Emporia shopping centre in Malmö
by Wingårdhs

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Forest tower

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This glass-enclosed stair aims to highlight the progression from forest floor to the canopy above

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EeStairs Design Competition

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Dear Stairporn followers, EeStairs have just launched a new design competition for students and young designers, get involved!

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Dinosaur ribs

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Biology inspired staircase situated in a South Korean medical centre

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Stair in a Cloud

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It is sometimes all about the surroundings.

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Stair Sculptures

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Staircases turned into an art form.

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Graduated Painted Balusters

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We cannot all afford these cool stairs, so how about a new paint scheme to balusters

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Going on holiday?

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The stairporn’s crew ideal holiday…….

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Art Deco Balustrade

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Department store with art deco style balustrade.

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Flowing Balusters

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Flowing and clashing lines make for an interesting steel balustrade design.

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Colourful Aluminium

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Staircase lined with over 500 aluminium extrusions of varying colours

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New Newel

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A nice detail of a traditional newel post redesigned for a monolithic balustrade.

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Curved Balconies

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These balconies enhance the rectangular building no end.

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Random Height Balusters

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This is a cool idea, random height balusters.

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Old & New

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Glass balustrade in large stepped, stone clad base.

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Stair art installation

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Site specific installation by the Dutch artist Jasper Niens for the art fair ARCOmadrid

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Flowing Lines

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Laser cut balustrading which is composed of flowing lines.

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Organic Newel Post

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Amazing newel post

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Monument of the stairs by Takayuki Tomoi

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This is the entrance monument for Fujitec escalator manufacturing company in Japan. Looks like you could almost walk up it! Via user submission, by Takayuki Tomoi  

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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas and see you next year for some more stairporn.

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Organic Net

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Very unusual store with unusual balustrade.

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Yellow Stairwell and Staircase

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Another brightly coloured staircase and stairwell.

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Functional Design

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A functional staircase which has been well thought out.

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External fun

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External steps with text on the risers

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Cord Balustrade

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This ordinary concrete stair features a fantastic customisable cord balustrade. If you get bored, you can change the cord.

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Stairs as Lifestyle

This show house is all staircase, and includes table/catwalk integrated into the stair

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