Stairways to Heaven?

dezeen_House-in-a-Pine-Wood-by-Sundaymorning-and-Massimo-Fiorido-Associati_ss_1a

Stairs are a form of functionality, but this week we are looking at how this transitional space can become a sculptural object. Whether used to create clever storage, become a piece of horticulture or be a way of expressing yourself, these stairs are the path to heaven.

dezeen_Design-Collective-by-Neri-Hu_1

This little slice of heaven was designed by Neri & Hu Design and Research Office. The Architects inherited an existing building to be redesigned both internally and externally without carrying out any demolition.

dezeen_Design-Collective-by-Neri-Hu_banner

The staircase wraps around the main exhibition space leading you on a journey of the differing levels and varying spatial relationships.

 

dezeen_House-in-a-Pine-Wood-by-Sundaymorning-and-Massimo-Fiorido-Associati_2

Sunday morning and Massimo Fiorido Associati designed this staircase from the extruded shelves of a bookshelf in a renovated house in Tuscany.

dezeen_House-in-a-Pine-Wood-by-Sundaymorning-and-Massimo-Fiorido-Associati_2a

The stair double as storage and due to the materiality become a sculptural form within the room.

 

dezeen_House-Renovation-in-Vietnam-by-07Beach_1a

This quirky number is based in Vietnam by architecture studio 07Beach.

dezeen_House-Renovation-in-Vietnam-by-07Beach_3

The stair is designed for dogs and humans, with the canine steps being longer and with shorter risers, ideal for the owner’s pets.

 

Unusual-curved-stairs-design

Sensualscaping Stairs by Atmos Design takes the lines from the skirting boards in the house and extend them in a sensual way to create the handrail and balustrade of this delicate stair.

Unusual-curved-stairs-design 2

The wood curls and separating from the wall to create a veil of the balustrade and extending to the edge of the stair.

 

Images sourced from:

http://www.archdaily.com/263377/design-collective-neri-hu/
http://www.dezeen.com/2012/08/13/house-renovation-in-vietnam-by-07beach/
http://www.dezeen.com/2012/08/07/house-in-a-pine-wood-by-sundaymorning-and-massimo-fiorido-associati/
http://www.atmosstudio.com/Sensualscaping-Stairs