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Strings attached

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Pièce de résistance

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“It goes from skinny to fat, narrow to wide,” he explains. “It forces you to pay attention.” Every single strip of European white oak cladding the spiral was hand-cut and hand-laid, and the balustrades are clear glass bent with heat. “ The hardest thing I’ve ever done, ” by Hagy Belzberg and Delta Wright via […]

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Access the tube

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Contrast

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Palisander – veneered

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Salvaged palisander-veneered paneling defines the staircase for Fendi’s flagship store via Interior Design

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Eclectic- design

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By Stok for boutique hotel in Istanbul

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Conrad Seoul

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Intelligent use of lighting within the soffit disguises the mass of the helical carcass for Conrad Seoul

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Harmonious living aesthetics

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By designer Lin Kaixin via Archdaily

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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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Blue feature

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The staircase enclosed by a blue steel fin-like structure.”The strategy was to open up the floor and make the stairs a central sculptural element,” explained architect Rashid Ali

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Beautiful architecture London

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Photographer Tobi Shonibare, based in London, publishes on his Instagram amazing pictures of the London’s architecture. Between the skyscrapers geometry, light wells, glazed frontages or the depths of the subway, the young artist offers his own point of view on the British capital via Fubiz.

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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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Detail design

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Metal stringer bannisters inserted into treads.

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Curves

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The curves and proportions of lower section of the stair are set out on the principles of the golden ratio, with the upper staircase fully cantilevering off the landing into the void above by Tigg Coll Architects

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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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Color Fuses

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Part of Milton Glaser‘s  mural artwork “Color Fuses” (1975).

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Showroom centrepiece

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at Poltrona Frau in London

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Bling

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Staircase in the Swarovski flagship store in Ginza Tokyo

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Structural gymnastics

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Its designer’s engineering background may go some way to explaining the extraordinary structural gymnastics on display — there is little to no support beneath the stair’s cantilevered “wings,” with a single pair of stately columns forming an elegant archway over the central core. This stair is certainly one of the most stunningly voluptuous examples out there, […]

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Nordic design

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The design was influenced by the “organic and intimate character of Nordic design combined with the attention to detail and the elegance of the Milanese Modernism”, according to +R Piuerre.

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We are back from the holidays ..

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with some fresh ideas and made some inspirational site visits. Picture shows grand staircase of Chateau de Loup in Belgium build in 1912 according a design from architect J. Vercoutere.

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Stairway into the future

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The stairway above the entrance hall to Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi museum in Rome

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Folded steel

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By Alphaville Architects via Archdialy

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Joseph Csaky

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Staircase designed for Jacques Doucet fashion designer by Joseph Csaky via Wikipedia

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Intersecting staircase

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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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Irregular balustrade

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by Viewportstudio

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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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Bauhuas inspired

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A Bauhaus inspired staircase detail from Villa Kenwin, by Hermann Hensel and Alexander Ferenczy, 1929. Located near by Montreux on Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

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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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Zigzagging & multifunctional

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Sheet metal stairs enveloped in the ribbon form a male side, while the descending ribbon itself counters the former with female delicacy on the other side.This ribbon like “object” acts simultaneously as floor and ceiling, stairs and bed, shelves and hidden storage for this loft space apartment in Budapest by Batlab architects via Archdaily.

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A spectacular “route architecturale”

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45m up the stairs in a watchtower by Zecc Architects in the Netherlands. A spectacular ’ route architecturale” will lead you up to a height of 45 m. Upstairs four windows giving you a 360 degree view of De Wieden.

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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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Helical & timber

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Central helical timber clad staircase by Architects CZWG for Canada Water Library in London via Dezeen

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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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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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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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One that will be noticed

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The stair is yellow and placed right along the main sight- and circulation lines to encourage users. for the James B. Hunt Library, North Carolina State University by Snøhetta, 2013 via Architecture Norway

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Orange reflection

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Metu Modsim designed by Yazgan Design Architecture via Archdialy

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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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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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Polynesian prints and patterns inspired

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Large helical feature staircase with walnut soffit designed by David Rockwell Group and partner Shawn Sullivan for Hyatt Hotel Andaz Maui in Wailea via Interior Design

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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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Precast concrete

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A precast staircase is one of several concrete elements that Mexican studio Warm Architects has added through the interior and exterior of this house in Cancún, Mexico via Dezeen

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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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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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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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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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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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Structures that make statements

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via architectural digest

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Concrete helical

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Gallery Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art by Tadao Ando

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Light soffit

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Staircase designed by HBA for Four Seasons Hotel in Guangzhou, China. via Interior Design 2013

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Steps & Ramp

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A ramp with integrated wheelchair access

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Shanghai expo 2010 Denmark

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A monolithic steel structure designed as a double spiral with pedestrian and cycling lanes

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Evolver / Alice Studio

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Timber spiral ramp in Switzerland. Via Dezeen

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Cocoon Building by Camenzind Evolution

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Check out the helical ramp in the Cocoon building in Zurich. CONTEMPORIST

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Andalucia’s Museum of Memory

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Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza has designed the Andalucia’s Museum of Memory located in Granada. A very good attempt of creating the interesting spatial experience through an elliptic central court which is designed to connect 3 levels spaces via the featured circular ramp. Via +MOOD

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