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Issue 94 · Handyman Special · October 16, 2013

10 Space-Saving Modern Spiral Staircases

Issue 94 · Handyman Special · October 16, 2013

It's a familiar remodeling conundrum: how to integrate a staircase when square footage is limited? It was our biggest challenge when we overhauled our house a few years ago. At the time, I associated spiral stairs with poorly thought-out, slapdash remodels. But if I'd seen these graceful solutions, I might have reconsidered.

Alan Chu Apartment Spiral Staircase Remodelista

Above: In a Sao Paulo micro apartment (36 square meters), Brazilian architect Alan Chu added a sculptural steel spiral staircase. Photos by Djan Chu via Dezeen.

White Spiral Staircase Remodelista

Above: A spiral staircase wraps around a column in this Kyoto house by Hideyuki Nakayama Architect, via Architonic.

House K Spiral Staircase Remodelista

Above: A wooden spiral staircase in House K in Tokyo by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects, via ArchDaily.

Above: A stairway from the Threefold House by Japanese firm Takao Shiotsuka Atelier.

  Wood Small-Space Staircase Remodelista

Above: A modern wooden staircase in a renovation of a historical apartment by Porto, Portugal, firm Ezzo. Photo by Alexandre Delmar.

Sandell Sandberg Spiral Stair Remodelista

Above: A spiral staircase in the Jansson apartment in Stockholm by Sandell Sandberg Architects.

House K Spiral Staircase Remodelista

Above: A spiral staircase in House K in Kanagawa, Japan, by Studio 2A, via Design Boom.

Above: A white spiral staircase in a project by Tokyo-based Apollo Architects & Associates.

FMM Architekten Curved Staircase Remodelista

Above: A gently curved staircase by Frankfurt-based FFM Architekten.

Black Iron Spiral Staircase Remodelista

Above: A modern sculptural spiral staircase, via Alexander van Berge.

White Spiral Staircase in a Loft Remodelista

Above: A standard-issue spiral staircase painted white becomes sculpture in a double-height space designed by NYC-based architect David Hotson.

So how did we solve the staircase riddle in our remodel? See the clever oak and raw steel staircase that Jerome Buttrick designed for us on page 5 of Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home.



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