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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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
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.
Featherstone Young designed all the spaces to be fun and flexible with specific design elements that help guide people round the space whilst injecting a sense of humour, these include the (yellow) ʻstairway to nowhereʼ. Simple, everyday materials and the use of bright colours such as yellow, red and green complement the industrial aesthetic.via Dezeen
Cantilever staircase with interesting oak treads for a residential house in Tokyo by Apollo Architects & Associates via Archdaily
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
A helical design part of a natural holistic scheme creating a serene experience by FAK3
The stairs are Bali teak and the railing a beached sea trunks and boughs via onekinddesign
Category: miscellaneousSeptember 10, 2014
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Bamboo staircase an eco-friendly choice and gives a raw appeal to the atmosphere.
The staircase seems to float and bend up from the floor, making it appear more like art than function via Home Designing
Usher Hall Edinbrugh, made exciting by the lighting and the verticality
Category: miscellaneousAugust 15, 2014
The Penrose stairs or Penrose steps, also dubbed the impossible staircase, is an impossible object created by Lionel Penrose and his son Roger Penrose. A variation on the Penrose triangle, it is a two-dimensional depiction of a staircase in which the stairs make four 90-degree turns as they ascend or descend yet form a continuous […]
Category: miscellaneousAugust 15, 2014
Category: miscellaneousAugust 12, 2014
Helical steel balustrade with a nice crisp soffit interface by Carr Design via Architonic
Category: miscellaneousAugust 4, 2014
A thin metal staircase provides access to the renovated attic space of this house in Belgium by Kortrijk design studio Five AM via Dezeen
Simple white spirals that catch the eye with the ‘saw tooth’ to the bottom edge of the balustrade and a glossy paint finish.
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 […]
Category: miscellaneousJuly 29, 2014
The aluminium-clad structure staircase curls back on itself at the top, forming a double spiral so that visitors on the way up pass those on the way down. Observation Tower on the River Mur by terrain: loenhart&mayr
Category: miscellaneousJuly 23, 2014
A dark walnut staircase merges with a kitchen counter and a bathtub inside this renovated apartment in Mayfair, London, by architecture studio KHBT via Dezeen
Category: miscellaneousJuly 18, 2014
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Category: miscellaneousJune 25, 2014
This would eliminate the need for bright lights in places that are not used as frequently. To bad that for now this design is just a concept, but I feel that in the near future we will see it implemented somewhere.
Category: miscellaneousJune 13, 2014
Landmarke (landmark) Lausitzer Seenland made from Corten steel by architects Stefan Giers, Susanne Gabriel in Germany via Detail inspiration
Category: miscellaneousJune 10, 2014
Southcape golf clubhouse by Mass Studies features curving concrete canopies
with random red lighting to vertical faces by SAKO Architects
Category: miscellaneousMay 29, 2014
Cave Residence by APOLLO Architects & Associates via Archdaily
In Jantar Mantar India via World Heritage
Category: miscellaneousMay 21, 2014
A concrete staircase that looks like a waterfall and represents the universe, why not? Charles Jencks is the American landscape architect and designer behind this incredible flight of stairs. Called The Universe Cascade, it has 25 landings that mark the important shifts in cosmic history. Starting at the top, in the present day, and descending […]
Outdoor staircase design in spiral shape with glass balustrade and floating steps design at laurel way residence
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
Category: miscellaneousMay 12, 2014
The Hamburg architect Gerd Streng offers individual solutions for making the most of the space in existing houses. via Detail Online
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.
Category: miscellaneousMay 8, 2014
The staircase created for this super yacht seemingly erupts from one single point and climbs up, vine-like, to fill the space, with metal and glass stair treads suspended like giant leaves from the core structure. This stainless steel structure was created in collaboration with Atmos Studio, while the wall surface has been created by handcrafting […]
The new sculptural staircase is clad in chipboard and snakes through the sublime interior, offering views across the vast column of pure space by Zecc Architects via FRAME
There are no landings on the main staircase, creating a continuous spiral that is lit from above by a circular skylight. There are also no typical doorways, as vertical slices in the walls provide access to each level by Pezo von Ellrichshausen via DeZeen
Category: miscellaneousApril 29, 2014
The Lacoste flagship‘s prime location on Fifth Avenue meant designers had to create an instant classic. A featured architectural element, the floating, illuminated concrete staircase, offers a 360-degree view. The cantilevered staircase adds a modern sculptural quality to the space with polished stainless steel, low-iron star-fire clear glass balustrades, inset concrete treads, illuminated metal pans, […]
Category: miscellaneousApril 28, 2014
Arkwright office by Haptic features slatted staircase emulating rock formations by Studio Haptic Architects via Dezeen
Category: miscellaneousApril 24, 2014
Floating from one floor to another, these black cold-rolled steel stairs resemble one solid piece of metal, folded like an accordion. Designed by RAAD for a home in Manhattan, the stairs have several waterjet-cut steel stringers concealed within the thickness of the metal.
Category: miscellaneousApril 23, 2014
Why Don’t We Do It On The Stairs’ is an open and flexible concept providing a variety of spaces to accommodate all sorts of activities throughout every hour of every day of the festival. By creating two large stairs offering seating with views of the festival grounds and filling them with activity boxes where anything […]
The tight inner stringer, cantilevered timber treads and tensioned rod/wire balustrade make for a very interesting staircase concept.
Category: miscellaneousApril 9, 2014
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 […]
Category: miscellaneousApril 7, 2014
By artist Alice Aycock via Venetian Red.
Category: miscellaneousApril 3, 2014
By Spanish artist Dionisio Gonzàlez via FUBIZ
Category: miscellaneousMarch 31, 2014
A staircase of lime mortar and Russian white pine in the Madrid atelier of landscape designer Fernando Caruncho.
Category: miscellaneousMarch 25, 2014
Museum of the History of the Polish Jews by LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI via Europaconsorsi
Category: miscellaneousMarch 18, 2014
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
Category: miscellaneousMarch 13, 2014
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.
Category: miscellaneousMarch 12, 2014
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 […]
Category: miscellaneousMarch 11, 2014
1950 external staircase part of Brandon House in Bristol
Category: miscellaneousMarch 10, 2014
Nieuwegein City Hall by 3XN via Ilikearchitecture
Category: miscellaneousMarch 7, 2014
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.
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 […]
Category: miscellaneousMarch 3, 2014
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.
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 28, 2014
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 […]
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 27, 2014
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.
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 25, 2014
Stairwell designed by Claus & Kaan
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 24, 2014
U Shaped stairs wood tread riser landing and white walls by Daipu Architects
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 19, 2014
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
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 18, 2014
Great competition initiated by our sponsors EeStairs have announced their winners www.eestairs.co.uk/designcompetition
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 13, 2014
Jouin Manku renovates former Louis XV farm featuring a whimsical, cylindrical staircase via Interior Design Magazine
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 12, 2014
NEXT Architects have built a mammoth piece of public art that also serves as lookout point via 2Modern
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 10, 2014
Timber cantilever staircase for NY appartement by Architects Peter Shelton and Lee F. Mindel
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 7, 2014
Case House by Jun Igarashi Architects via Fubiz
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 4, 2014
The Wurm + Wurm Architects Media Centre Oberkirch is Full of Twists via Trendhunter
Category: miscellaneousFebruary 3, 2014
Micro house by Yasutaka Yoshimura via Dezeen
Category: miscellaneousJanuary 29, 2014
Staircase part of design domestic house Black Box by Form_art Architects via Architects Journal
Category: miscellaneousJanuary 22, 2014
Folded steel staircase suspended by wire cables for a family house in Athens by Greek office Tense Architecture Network via Dezeen.
Category: miscellaneousJanuary 21, 2014
Interesting timber soffit and impressive cantilevered landings
Category: miscellaneousJanuary 20, 2014
Large oval staircase for s.Oliver Headquarters by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Category: miscellaneousJanuary 17, 2014
For many a staircase to avoid, unless you’re determined to lose some weight.The Step-well of Chand Baori near Jaipur, Rajasthan
Category: miscellaneousJanuary 15, 2014
Helical staircase with smooth interface with ceiling for”Private Banking” Zentrale in Frankfurt by Wittfoht Architekten
Category: miscellaneousJanuary 9, 2014
Stairs in Statuario Marble with Chrome Handrail. Golf House by Seinfeld Arquitectos.
Category: miscellaneousJanuary 7, 2014
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
Category: miscellaneousJanuary 6, 2014
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.
Category: miscellaneousDecember 19, 2013
Interesting meandering route up the staircase weaving around plinths for decorations
Category: miscellaneousDecember 16, 2013
House Tumle by Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB via Architonic
Category: miscellaneousDecember 16, 2013
Floating staircase designed for GLAS ITALIA Headquarters by Lissoni Associati
Category: miscellaneousDecember 11, 2013
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
Category: miscellaneousDecember 9, 2013
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.
Category: miscellaneousDecember 5, 2013
Architecture photographers love staircases via DevianArt
Category: miscellaneousDecember 3, 2013
Spiral staircase with curtain see through wall by EM2N Architects.
Category: miscellaneousNovember 29, 2013
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 […]
Category: miscellaneousNovember 28, 2013
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
Category: miscellaneousNovember 27, 2013
Folded steel staircases lead to elevated rooms atop freestanding metal towers by adn Architectures. via Dezeen.
Category: miscellaneousNovember 25, 2013
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