Jul 26, 2012

A Giant Gallery of Unique Staircase Designs

 

Some you’ll love, some you’ll detest and others you can only hope nobody has ever slipped and hurt themselves! Below is a gallery of unique and creative staircase designs. Not necessarily the most beautiful or functional, just a collection of interesting concepts that push the boundaries of staircase design into bold and often handrail-less territories. Enjoy!

 

 

 

1. Bookshelf Staircase

 

looking up and looking down a bookshelf staircase

Design by Levitate

 

 

 

2. Lello Bookshop in Porto, Portugal

 

famous lello bookshop in porto portugal stairs from above

 

 

 

3. Stairs with Slides

 

stairs with slides

 

 

 

4. Floating Stairs

 

black floating stairs with no handrail

Design by École

 

 

 

5. Magic Mountain Stairs in Duisburg, Germany

 

 

 

 

6. Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil by Oscar Niemeyer

 

oscar niemeyer brazil foreign ministry staircase

 

oscar niemeyer brazil foreign ministry staircase

 

 

 

7. Storage Stairs

 

 

 

 

8. Curvaceous Staircase

 

curvaceous staircase

Design by Atmost Studio

 

 

 

9. Suspension Bridge Staircase

 

suspension bridge with stairs

 

 

 

10. Platform Staircase

 

miniature platforms staircase

 

 

 

11. Ribbon Staircase

 

staircase from one continuous piece of material

Design by HSH

 

 

 

12. Wavy Staircase at Longchamp Store in New York City

 

wavy staircase

 

 

 

13. Staircase Made from Shipping Pallets

 

staircase made of shipping pallets

 

 

 

14. Spiral Staircase with No Center Pole

 

freeflowing spiral staircase

Design by Patrick Jouin

 

 

 

15. Foldable Attic Staircase

 

attic staircase foldable

 

 

 

16. Half Spiral

 

half spiral staircase

Design by Alberto Mozó

 

 

 

17. Shadow Patterns

 

staircase that creates shadow patterns

 

 

 

18. Hanging Staircase

 

hanging staircase

 

 

 

19. Hollowed Tree Trunk Staircase

 

 

 

 

20. Floating Concrete Staircase

 

 

 

 

21. Floating Staircase

 

floating staircase design

 

 

 

22. Vertebrae Staircase

 

stairs that look like human spine vertebrae

 

 

 

23. Split-Level Staircase

 

split level staircase

Design by nC2architecture

 

 

 

24. Suspended Staircase

 

suspended staircase

 

 

 

25. Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada

 

Stairs / Ramp

Photograph by Dean Bouchard

 

 

 

26. Stair Tree

 

 

 

 

27. Death-Defying Floating Staircase

 

scary floating staircase

 

 

 

28. Stairs Everywhere

 

 

 

 

29. Wedge Stairs

 

triangle staircase

 

 

 

30. Umschreibung (Rewriting) by Olafur Eliasson – Munich, Germany

 

Umschreibung (Rewriting) staircase sculpture by olafur eliasson

Design by Olafur Eliasson

 

 

 

Sources

- http://pinterest.com/search/?q=staircase
http://pinterest.com/search/?q=stairs
http://pinterest.com/elainen/amazing-staircases/
– Google Image Search: “Unique staircases”, “Amazing Staircases”
http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/world-s-coolest-staircases.html
http://www.houzz.com/photos/staircase
http://www.dezeen.com/2008/05/14/edificio-bip-by-alberto-mozo
http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-staircases/
http://www.oddee.com/item_96882.aspx
http://enpundit.com/amazing-staircases/
http://weburbanist.com/2008/11/26/creative-modern-stairs-staircase-designs/
http://www.atmosstudio.com/Sensualscaping-Stairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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