Archive for the ‘open risers’ Category

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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Backlighting

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Glass helical staircase with backlighting for German clock Museum

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Curved cantilever

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Located in what is known as the Godzilla House by Chae-Pereira Architects in Seoul Korea, these suspended stairs float along a curved wall and are lit by the hidden windows above

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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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Merest sliver of a balustrade

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Minimal staircase with the merest sliver of a balustrade. Open maple treads nonchalantly cantilever out from a sinuous white flank wall by Rick Mather Architects.

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The beauty of wood

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Large timber treads for Leeds Performing Arts building by Opsis Architects via Archdaily

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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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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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Dezeen best staircases 2014

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Dezeen’s top 10 staircases of 2014.

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Vertebrae treads

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Spiral stairs with vertebrae like treads by architect Agustín Hernández via UNCUBE

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Triangular treads

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Oak cantilever staircase with uneven triangular treads make this a very exciting design by Gerstner Architects via Houzz

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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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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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Graduates project Dusseldorf Academy of Arts

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This staircase is a walk-through sculpture designed by the “Dreihausfrauen” group of architects who are graduates of the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts. The staircase combines two apartments joined together to form one unit in Düsseldorf. This multi-functional element is made bookshelves which form a staircase, creating a library and stairs at the same time. The staircase encompasses the total height of both apartments (6,5m) and manages to combine these into one unit.

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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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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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Eye candy

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Johnson Chou designed this uncommon penthouse at Candy Factory Lofts in Toronto, the spiralling staircase winds up by way of the center of the room, like an artful steel cage. How is this for eye candy?

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Monolithic yet warm

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Timber staircase by Paratelier via Interior Design

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Orange delight

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Glass cantilevered staircase with exciting recessed handrail detail making the orange jump out  

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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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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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Twin skin

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An extension to an historic building for the financial institution National Bank of Denmark created the need for an internal staircase. The building features a large atrium as well as nine-storeys. Arup worked with the architects to develop a steel-framed and glazed staircase into one entirely of structural glass, with twin skin systems suspended from […]

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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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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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Two-tone

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

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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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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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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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Sci fi look

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Large glass balustrade panels and cantilevered illuminated treads combine to deliver an elegant, almost sci fi stair.

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Subtle lines but protagonist of the space

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The staircase located at the center of the apartment was designed as a sculpture in the space with more light and natural ventilation; with very subtle lines but protagonist of the space, it can be seen almost from anywhere in the public areas, it becomes the articulator of spaces and is replicated in other architectural […]

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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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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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Matching environment

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

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Coin stairs

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wieden+kennedy’s 50,000 sq.ft new york office space by WORKac via Designboom

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Nautical inspired

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via Design Sponge

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Corian and glass

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Elegant decent

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Cantilever staircase by Saota architects

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White-coated and suspended

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The frame is made of white-coated steel and the steps of smooth, light wood. It’s only connected to the second level of the apartment, and it gives the illusion that the structure is floating in mid-air. As you walk upstairs, the open risers allow you to see what’s below. All of this contributes to the […]

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Staircase language

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by Caprioglio Associati Architects via homeadore

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Space Configuration Architecture Staircase

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Hills House in Kyoto, Wonderful Space Configuration Architecture via Viahouse

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Super slim spiral

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Metal spiral situated in an unconventional Japanese apartment designed with earthquakes and small urban footprints in mind

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Super yacht stair

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Helical staircase aboard super yacht at Monaco Yachtshow 2013

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Mexico city studio

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Building reg defying stairs (in the UK at least) with super slim profiled stringers and balusters

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Stair share

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Multiple timber staircases linking up a shared living space.

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Lighting Cells®

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Cells balustrade now has lighting integrated into the handrail.

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Thin Treads and Cables

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There is almost nothing to this staircase, a few cables, treads and amazing location.

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Thin Floating Treads from EeStairs

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Floating treads with steel and glass support

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Rest Landings

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Simple modern staircase with rest landings

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Vegas Style

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

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Treads and Seating

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Huge flight seamlessly incorporating seating

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Modern Concrete

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At Clerkenwell design week and wandered into Zaha Hadid’s new showroom and found a staircase!

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Floating Externally

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We have seen many cantilevered type floating stairs internally but why not outside

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Tree Spiral

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Spiral stair built around the central roof support log in a DIY Log home in South Africa

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Helical Stairs by EeStairs

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Impressive glass, steel and timber staircase with no inner stringer

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Glass Stairwell

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An elliptical staircase in a glass stairwell with black square framed glass

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Copper Spiral

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Copper type finish on an open spiral staircase.

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Integrated Space Saving

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Innovative use of an entertainment unit / bookshelf to access a loft space

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Multi-Functional

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Stair, bookshelf, seating, slide, all brilliantly combined

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Shapely Timber

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Shapely timber wall creates an exciting dynamic balustrade

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Floating Timber & Glass

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Cantilevering timber treads with glass balustrade

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Tree Treads and Branch Balustrades

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For nature lovers!!

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Cables, and lots of them

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Lots of cables supporting an large handrail.

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Colourful Minimalism

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Minimalism is usually black and white. This orange is so vibrant.

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Sleek Aluminium

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An aluminium staircase with more stringy balustrade

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Purple

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Glass treads lit up with nice purple lights

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Sleek Steel Spiral

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All white and all steel spiral staircase.

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Ornate Laser Cutting

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Traditional patterns cut from thin sheet steel on this feature wardrobe staircase

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Suspended Glass

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Fantastic glass staircases suspended from a central post.

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Holey Balustrade

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Unusual holey monolithic balustrade.

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Square and Round Geometry

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Helical staircase in a square opening with curved leading edge to treads.

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Timber and Concrete Helical

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Open riser helical staircase with concrete treads and timber monolithic balustrade.

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Circles

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Laser cut circle balustrade.

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Flowing Lines

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Laser cut balustrading which is composed of flowing lines.

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Oak and Stainless Rods

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The perfect combination of oak and stainless steel rods.

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Recessed Stringer

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Excellent detailing with stringer set flush into timber panelled wall.

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Hexagonal Geometry

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Hexagonal staircase supported by stainless steel rods.

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Bedroom Stair

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Now this has to be one of the strangest stairs we have seen

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Z-Treads

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Stair in 2 treads and a riser sections forming a Z

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Floating

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Now this is a floating staircase!

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Sleek Single Stringer

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This sleek black steel staircase is supported by a single central stringer. Balustrade glass wall makes for an outstanding stair

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Integrated Column

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Integrated column on this balustrade-less spiral

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Harmonious Spiral

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A simple fire escape clad in the same timber as the dwelling.

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Negative Space

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Fantastic idea! The upper flight is simply the lower flight upside down

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Minimal Japanese

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Superb example of a minimalist staircase. We love the floating handrail and the tapering depth on those treads.

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Sinuous Central Stringer

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Sinuous central stringer which flares out at base and landing

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Centrally Supported Concrete

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Central stringer supporting concrete treads in this glass external corridor.

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Monochromatic Helical

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Wonderful black and white helical staircase

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Retro Yellow

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This looks like an original 60′s helical staircase with bright colours and bold lines

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Floating Black

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Black treads floating with large radiused glass balustrade

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Black Balustrading

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Timber treads supported by black steel balustrade

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Reclaimed Treads

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Slim central stringer and treads made from lathe (as in plaster and lathe!) that was removed from the 70 year old house during renovation

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Corian Balustrade

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Organic corian balustrade and corian treads. Love the treads starting thin at the base and getting deeper up the flight.

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Sculptural Modern Retro

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Amazing cherry wood sculptural helical staircase with retro brass fittings

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