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Netscapes: 9 Stairwells with Nautical Enclosures and Rails

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Netscapes: 9 Stairwells with Nautical Enclosures and Rails

June 8, 2017

Spotted lately: ropes, netting, and tension wire cables as stairway enclosures and balustrades.

in a tucked away stairwell that leads to a loft, a rope acts as railing. see t 9
Above: In a tucked-away stairwell that leads to a loft, a rope acts as railing. See The Brick Barn: A Modern English Farmhouse.
in the karst house by dekleva gregoric in vrhovlje, slovenia, a system of cable 10
Above: In the Karst House by Dekleva Gregoric in Vrhovlje, Slovenia, a system of cables and nets encloses an upstairs bedroom. Photograph by Janez Marolt.
in their garden house in viksberg, sweden, architects tham & videgard enclo 11
Above: In their garden house in Viksberg, Sweden, architects Tham & Videgard enclosed the stairwell in a steel net.
in a connecticut summer cottage, a rope enclosure surrounds stairs with a naut 12
Above: In a Connecticut summer cottage, a rope enclosure surrounds stairs with a nautical blue stripe; see Remodeling 101: Nautical Stripes on the Stairs.
a\1 architects in prague used netting as an elegant safety enclosure that exten 13
Above: A1 Architects in Prague used netting as an elegant safety enclosure that extends along the upstairs hall. Photograph by David Mastalka.
at the mountain rental: a holiday house in the italian alps, a simple rope rai 14
Above: At The Mountain Rental: A Holiday House in the Italian Alps, a simple rope railing leads to the second floor.
 tarred seine rope creates a low profile guardrail when strung through an iron 15
Above: Tarred seine rope creates a low-profile guardrail when strung through an iron frame. For more, see Weekend Spotlight: Columbia River Boathouse Revival.
for a house in kamnik, slovenia, architects dekleva gregoric enclosed both side 16
Above: For a house in Kamnik, Slovenia, architects Dekleva Gregoric enclosed both sides of a stairway in dark netting. Photograph by Miran Kambič.
in the renovated hay barn of a traditional farmhouse on a small island in the n 17
Above: In the renovated hay barn of a traditional farmhouse on a small island in the North Sea, Stockholm architect Karin Matz created a stair enclosure using blue polypropylene rope.

N.B. This post is an update; the original story ran on May 29, 2015.

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