Archive for the ‘Staircase’ Category

The Meandering Staircase Pavilion by michael jantzen studio

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Article source: michael jantzen studio

How can a unique access to a place be used as a way in which to design new and unexpected forms of art and architecture? This is the question I asked myself before I made a new series of functional art structures.

They were all designed in an attempt to offer very unique sculptural places, themed around the idea of an unusual access to an enclosed, or partially enclosed portion of the pavilion.

Image Courtesy © michael jantzen studio

Image Courtesy © michael jantzen studio


Antalya Expo 2016 Observation Tower in Turkey by Selim Senin

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Selim Senin

The stairs arranged for seeing site of expo is placed like mountain path.These stairs definitely aren’t trying to hide – they’re the most interesting element in the tower. Reminiscent of a climbing mountain, the stairs of circulation are balanced by the long cable structure.Circulation elements can act as urban focal points outside of where people can come walk and seeing. The symbolic observation tower is conceived as a round arch of steel structure with an open-air stairs at its body.The open-air stairs contains flexible walking path and terrace which are accessed via bazaar entrance.Walking downwards from the top through a continuous stair promenade, the visitors of the observation tower experience all of the building’s in a constant motion, while enjoying dynamic 360 degree views of the city of Antalya and the Expo landscape.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: Antalya Expo 2016 Observation Tower 
  • Location: Antalya, Turkey
  • Software used: Sketchup, vray, autocad, photoshop


Ridgeway by Demax

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Article source: Demax  

A quite remarkable traditional staircase based on the Demax steel staircase system. Installing staircases into existing properties are never easy, especially when they are this large.

Image Courtesy © Demax

Image Courtesy © Demax

  • Architects: Demax 
  • Project: Ridgeway


A Stair by BEAR Progetti

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Article source: BEAR Progetti

The project responds to the customer requests who wanted a modern stair but at the same time asked for a safe passage between the floors of the house, so the system of ceiling mounting became the railing of the stairs thus fulfilling this dual task.

Design phase: some study renderings, Image Courtesy © BEAR Progetti

Design phase: some study renderings, Image Courtesy © BEAR Progetti

  • Architects: BEAR Progetti
  • Project: A Stair
  • Software used: Generic CAD for the drawings and Google SketchUp + V-Ray for the renderings


Tribune Zouthaven in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Studio Prototype

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: Studio Prototype 

Market consultation

In the start of 2014 the municipality of Amsterdam has granted Studio Prototype,resulting from a market consultation, the assignment for realizing a tribune staircase in the Zouthaven in Amsterdam. For the small-scale assignment, a special way of tendering was chosen: design & build. Thus Studio Prototype is not only responsible for the design-, but is also the main executor of the build process.

Image Courtesy © Studio Prototype

Image Courtesy © Studio Prototype

  • Architects: Studio Prototype
  • Project: Tribune Zouthaven
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Client: Municipality Amsterdam, stadsdeel-Oost
  • Contact person: Jeroen Baar
  • Constructor: Bureau F. Wiggers
  • Location: Zouthaven Amsterdam
  • Function: Tribune stairs, public space
  • Period: Start design November 2013, Completion may 2014
  • Size: 35m2
  • Design team: Jeroen Spee, Jeroen Steenvoorden
  • Project management: Gijs van Suijlichem


DNA-stairs in Monaco by EeStairs

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Article source: EeStairs

EeStairs is delighted to have the privilege of designing and installing a bespoke DNA feature staircase for a beautiful home on the French Riviera.

Image Courtesy © EeStairs

Image Courtesy © EeStairs

  • Architects: EeStairs
  • Project: DNA-stairs
  • Location: Monaco


1m2 staircase® -Space Saving Staircase by EeStairs

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Article source:  EeStairs

Now you can enjoy a beautiful, functional staircase where conventional staircases are not practical. EeStairs’ space saving stairs allow you to do more with less. Limited space? There are many situations where a property can be enhanced by creating a useable space from a redundant upper level; however a consistent factor is limited space. The introduction of a staircase to provide access to a proposed upper level will invariably compromise the floor space below where originally no stair was intended.

Image Courtesy © EeStairs

Image Courtesy © EeStairs

  • Architects: EeStairs (Jessica Hiemstra)
  • Project: 1m2 staircase® -Space Saving Staircase


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


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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