Modern Stairs Roundup by

Issue 7 · Winter in the Desert · February 19, 2012

Modern Stairs Roundup

Issue 7 · Winter in the Desert · February 19, 2012

Architects love stairs: it's a chance to create sculpture in a domestic environment. Here are some of our recent favorites.

Above: A staircase in Sander Architects' Canal House features treads that were made by folding half-inch steel plate.

Above: In a renovation of a pre-war New York townhouse by Julian King Architects, a minimalist steel handrail negotiates the transition between a floor of reclaimed brick pavers and ipe treads that float up the wall.

Above: Cast-iron treads and railing of black-oxidized cold-rolled steel form a sculptural stair in an Upper East Side townhouse by Deborah Berke & Partners Architects. Photography by Jason Schmidt.

Above: A glass-and-steel staircase with open rises allows light to filter through a renovated 1906 Victorian in San Francisco by Feldman Architecture. Photograph by Paul Dyer.

Above: Leather stitching along a staircase in Casa do Conto, a Portuguese hotel renovated by Pedra Liquida (see: The Story of Casa do Conto). Photography by FG+SG.

Above: Architect Owen Kennerly designed a railing with hemp twine and storage niches for a San Francisco house (see: Owen Kennerly Renovation in San Francisco). Photograph by Matthew Millman.

Above: For a Bay Area home, CCS Architecture designed with open risers made of white oak and railings cables of stainless steel. Photography by César Rubio (L) and Eric Laignel (R).



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