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Steel tree

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Minimalistic

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Black and white,integrated handrail, of centre stringer a nice minimalistic design wrapped around an lighten wall

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Restoring

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Reclaimed cast iron spiral staircase restored to its former glory by Aldworth James and Bond

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Christian Kerez

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By Christian Kerez via Divisare

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Glass lenses

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Precast concrete treads feature cutouts with glass lenses to maximise light penetration by Hugh Broughton and Expedition Engineering via BDonline

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Criss-crossing & folding

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Installation by Stell on the banks of Berlin’s Spree River last summer. The staircases share one common tread at the point where they cross and below that point all treads are fixed; the upper five treads form a single pivoting unit on each staircase, resembling a cellar door of sorts into which a walker can […]

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Komada

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By Kap Komada architects via Designboom

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A floating ethereal structure

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By British architect Luke Lowings of Carpenter Lowings worked with American sculptor James Carpenter on the design via Dezeen

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Architecture details

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Cantilever steel

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Stunning

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By Eva Jiricna

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Double duty

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Concrete spiral

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Board-formed, sealed concrete staircase by Sophie Hick Architects

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Pièce de résistance

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The piece de resistance is the staircase for Bulgari in London; a work of marble art surrounded by Pantheon Mesh in bronze by Peter Marino Architects

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Zinc-processed steel

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Via Divisare

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By Franco Albini

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E/L studio

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By E/L Studio

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FORM

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by FORM

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Rainbow

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Steel drum

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Suspended steel drum supports floating treads and glass balustrade

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Layers

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At Fondiazo Querini Stampalia Venice

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Slim stringer set in wood

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University of music

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Helical staircase for University of Music Karlsruhe

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Cable bannister

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EeStairs design competition winners

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For the second edition of the EeStairs Design Competition we invited entrants to trace the evolution of design by creating staircases and balustrades that will help tell a story and orchestrate a wonderful journey between the spaces that they connect, or even separate. We received an overwhelming amount of entries in both categories and are […]

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Perforated cedar

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Designed for a floating house by Mos Architects via Dwell

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Bespoke

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Exciting design by Park Associati via Archiportale

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David Rosas

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For David Rosas in Portugal. Notably the floor edge balustrade has tight radii in-filled with glass at the direction changes which is unusual and challenging

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Cells

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By EeStairs our loyal sponsor

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Grid

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Shadow shapes

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String mass

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By Matthias Bauer called Haus H36 in Stuttgart 2012 via Subtilitas

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Wing shaped

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Contemporary design and fabrication processes were used to produce a staircase with “wing-shaped” folded steel treads at the heart of this renovated New York City apartment by local studio Incorporated

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Bauhaus inspired

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

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Reflection

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Cantilever steel staircase, attached to a four-storey-high wall of patinated, burnished metal by Timothy Hatton Architects for rug designer Deirdre Dyson’s studio.

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Access the tube

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Ribbon

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The staircases are shaped as continuous ribbons — akin to a squared snaking form — constructed with 50-millimeter-thick English oak. The wood was cut from old mill structural beams to ensure sturdiness by Neil Tomlinson Architects via Architizer

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Harmonious living aesthetics

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By designer Lin Kaixin via Archdaily

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Central spiral

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Using this staircase to centralize the rest limited space altogether by Tidtangstudio via Retail Design Blog

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Zig – zag

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Minimalistic look achieved by thin black metal zig-zag in white space

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Holy smoke

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By Studio Modijefsky via Delood

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Center stringer

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Cantilever concrete

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Via Archilovers

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Raw helical

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

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Stacked

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Interesting stacked oak balustrade

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Simple & creative

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Zig zag staircase with contrasting thin metal balustrade by Keiji Ashizawa Design studio via New House of Art

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Open, dynamic and inspiring

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For Nutricia Research Centre with a design focus it to be an open, dynamic and inspiring environment by Cepezed

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Trace the evolution of staircase design

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

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Catching the sunlight

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Catching the strong sunlight from the south in the stairs space by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates via Archdaily

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Showroom centrepiece

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at Poltrona Frau in London

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Cantilever blocks

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By Kinnersley Kent Design in London

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Yellow handrail

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designed by The Common Office via the Contemporist

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Opaque

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Opaque treads and off centre stringer make this an elegant design by Guido Constantino via Archdialy

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Box section

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by Design & Weld

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Contrasting

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Cantilever, floating black and white contrasting staircase

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Intersecting staircase

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Colourful flooring details

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Spiral staircase featuring colourful flooring and a rope balustrade by NowLab via Dezeen

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Tree friendly

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Rubberised treads, and a railing made out of ash wood poles and black plastic tubing provide an extra bit of safety, while the ratchet strap system allows for instant customisation to fit any tree via treehugger

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Slim treads

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By APOLLO Architects & Associates via Archdaily

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All White

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Via Lolilabiz

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Design competition

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Join this exciting staircase competition organised by EeStairs!

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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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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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Illuminated glass

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A zig-zag glass cantilevered staircase lights up by an LED system by French designer Frederic Hamerlak

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In caged

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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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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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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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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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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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Float in the air Staircase

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Float in the air Staircase by Francesco Librizzi Studio.

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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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Milk white

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Cantilever milk white laminated treads compliment the white oak interior by Ramón Esteve Estudio via Fubiz

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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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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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