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Vertebrae Staircase by Andrew Lee McConnell

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Article source: Andrew Lee McConnell

Inspired by the spine of a whale, the Vertebrae Staircase is not simply mimicry of organic form but an exploration in shaping structure. Much of the design work went into refining the single component, or vertebra, that mate with each other creating a unified spine running from floor plate to floor plate. These interlocking vertebrae create a rigid and self-supporting structure.

Image Courtesy Andrew Lee McConnell

  • Architects: Andrew Lee McConnell
  • Project: Vertebrae Staircase
  • Software used: The modelling was done in Rhinoceros 3D using the T-Splines plugin

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Stairdance in Vienna, Austria by heri&salli

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: heri&salli

In a renovated roof top apartment of a private building owner in Vienna/Austria the architect’s office heri&salli conceived the design of a staircase. Two intertwined handrails accompany a single storey flight of stairs to come consequently to a gallery style end.

Image Courtesy © paul ott photografiert 

  • Architects: heri&salli
  • Project: Stairdance
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: paul ott photografiert
  • Team: Stefanie Theuretzbacher, Alexander Karaivanov
  • Finished: October 2012
  • Structural Engineering: Werkraum Wien – ingenieure zt gmbh / Vienna
  • Metal Construction: StahlundForm / Vienna
  • Wood Work: Feichtinger GmbH / Scharnstein
  • CNC – Work: SFK Tischler GmbH / Kirchham
  • Painting – Filling – Mosaic: Hans Ortner GmbH – Martin Ortner / Vienna

Forest Stair in Stokke, Norway by Saunders Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: Saunders Architecture

This sculptural installation was designed for the Sti For Øye sculpture park in Stokke, set amongst the Vestfold oak forest to the south of Oslo. Working alongside landscape architect and professor Rainer Stange in order to create the infrastructure for a woodland walk past a series of artists’ installations, Saunders proposed a series of steel and wooden walkways set at the highest point of the site, looking east towards Slottsfjellet, or castle rock. The design plays with the idea of an artificially facilitated foray up above the forest floor, an elevated viewpoint that would otherwise be unavailable to the visitor.

Forest Stair

  • Architects: Saunders Architecture
  • Project: Forest Stair
  • Location: Stokke, Norway
  • Client: Stokke Municipality and Sti For Øye Sculptural Park
  • Team architects: Todd Saunders, Attila Béres, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, general contractor and carpenter, Timber AS, Anders Frøstrup
  • Steel consultants and builders: Jotne Mekaniske Verksteder AS, Terje Johannessen, Christian Larsson, Helge Thorsen
  • Landscape architects: Rainer Stange, Dronninga Landskap
  • Size: 30 m2; 11 m length, 1.2 to 3.5 m width, 4.5 m height
  • Status: Finished January 2012
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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E. Pearce Revisited in New York by workshopapd

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: workshopapd

Paying homage to the Baroque staircase attributed to 17th century English master Edmund Pearce (on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), workshop/apd fashioned a contemporary update for a modern Tribeca loft. Where Pearce incorporated oak leaves and pine cones, we digitized interlaced tree branches to create an element of modern-day beauty and craft in water-jet cut steel, bringing fancifulness and ornamentation back to architecture. Like its predecessor, the dramatic scroll – now in perforated steel – weaves the two floors together in a unique way.

Image Courtesy T.G. Olcott

  • Architects: workshop/apd
  • Project: E. Pearce Revisited
  • Location:New York,NY
  • Project Type:Private Residence, Loft
  • Area:2,400 square feet
  • Photography: T.G. Olcott
  • Software used: 3D Studio Max, Revit, and Illustrator

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