945 Staircase Design Photos And Ideas - Page 5

Sculptural timber-paddle stairs lead up to the mezzanine bedroom.
"Concrete ribbon stairs" with timber cantilevered steps have been inserted to create a modern contrast to the building's original un-plastered walls. The staircase has been designed so that it didn't touch the exterior wall.
Stair detail with curios and plants.  White oak and steel.
A detail of the mint green stair railing, where old meets new.
The color of the staircase brings a sense of personality to the space.
Located in the center of the home, the simple, yet striking staircase connects three floors.
The floating wood stairs descend in front of a stone wall, which extends from the outside in.
To give a sense of containment to the newly expanded spaces, the team collaborated with interior designer Ina Nouel to infuse bright colors into the home.
A grand staircase was transformed into a floating cantilevered structure, bringing natural light into the lower rooms.
The staircase is a sculptural solution composed of wood treads, steel supports, and a steel guardrail that winds its way upward.
The walls of the living area are covered in horizontal black slatted wood, which gives the interiors of modern, Scandinavian feel.
Timber stairs connect the entry to the upstairs bedrooms.
Rail-free stairs are unnerving for a first-time visitor, but they amplify the home's free-flowing sense of space and structure. The stairs were built inside one of the six concrete towers, and they lead from the central living space to the front door. The experience of moving from the enclosed stairway into the expansive open family area is dramatic.
A material palette of concrete, wood, stone, and marble both contrast and complement the native sclerophyll trees around the site.
On the first floor, a tiled entrance foyer with storage space for a few jackets and about six pairs of shoes flows towards a master bedroom with a walk-in closet.
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The sculptural staircase is a centerpiece of the open-plan kitchen and living room.
“The treads are open because we wanted to have as much light come down as possible,” says Dimster.
The design allows each volume to assert its independence while interacting with the other buildings in a rhythmic sequence.
"There aren’t many row houses that treat vertical circulation and the relationship between public and private spaces the same way as [this house]," Shane says. White oak treads and a painted steel handrail make up the home's signature staircase.
A 14 Series pendant by Omer Arbel for Bocci hangs in the stairwell. The desk at the window was designed by the architects.
The staircase that leads from the ground-level apartment to the duplex.
The entranceway with a stairs that leads to the apartment.
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The minimalist interior palette is the perfect canvas for Dentand's collection.
The couple’s private kitchen is covered in an easy-to-clean, water-repellent matte surface called Fenix. The floating spruce staircase (above) is housed in a new tower-like volume.
Sunlight and shadows accentuate the architectural forms around the stairway leading to the roof deck.
An intricately detailed staircase leads to the central wing’s second level. Its walnut treads and top rail harmonize with the welded steel rod railings. The geometric pattern on the staircase’s risers comes from encaustic tiles that were handmade in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Bedrooms suites are located in five traditional Javanese bungalows that are spread throughout the lush property.
Set among fields along the south facing coast of Long Island and within a short walk to the ocean, this Hamptons residence is a quiet refuge for a growing family.    Architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson says that “a suspended bridge spans through the double-height space, connecting second story volumes at varying levels and inclining upward and terminating at either end in an open staircase.”
The industrial stair leads to the upper level, where the bedrooms, bathrooms, and play space are located.
A cedar screen adds an openness to the staircase.
A wooden truss structure supports the beam of the large roof and the exterior walls.
The staircase leads to the living area upstairs.
This compact extension at the rear of a suburban house includes a ground-level garage on its street-facing side, a studio guest suite on the first floor, and a roof deck—all of which are designed to be versatile and convertible. The solid brick facade is softened by a roof parapet with a U-shaped curve, a sculptural spiral staircase that links the pool to the roof deck, arched doors, and circular windows.
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The wall beneath the stairs holds hidden storage, including an Enomatic wine dispenser and Sub-Zero refrigerated drawers.
The new volume houses the dining area, which includes stairs to the bedrooms. The table is from Blake Avenue and the walnut chairs are from Room & Board. “You don’t want bright colors to take away from that relationship between the interior and the exterior,” Walker says.
Stairs lead to the second-level master suite.
Laboring over every material and line, this project is the result of rigorous design and planning with the clients. With a constant requirement for precision, the joinery and timing of materials throughout the home create clean, harmonic spaces that carry one throughout the home. Celebrating a truth in materials, white walls highlight the wide variety of finishes including clear timber, sandstone, marble, cork, concrete, and steel.
Buenos Aires-based Estudio Ramos designs a concrete, wood, and iron stable that houses 44 prized horses and melds with the surrounding plains. Made of exposed cast concrete and local hardwoods, the structure pays homage to three master architects. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s sharp lines are apparent throughout the project, while the walls and a connecting reflecting pool were influenced by Luis Barragán. The interplay between light and concrete is a nod to Tadao Ando.
Says the architect, James Wagman Architect, “Our client, a sculptor, also required the additional space to accommodate her artwork. A custom helix staircase became the central focus with various upgrades throughout. Special attention was paid to decorative details and finishes to complement her metal sculpture decorating her home.”
Calling to mind the iconic Barcelona Pavilion, this glass-encased home demonstrates the power of simple geometric forms. A sculptural, white spiral staircase ascends to a mezzanine where a media room, fitness room, and balcony are located.
When Melbourne-based studio Biasol was tapped to design the interiors of a cafe in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province, the design firm studied the director's singular aesthetic sense, and The Grand Budapest Hotel in particular. The appropriately named Budapest Cafe unfolded into a fantasy-filled escape—much like Anderson's mythical hotel. Stairs lead to a mezzanine level that provides a view from above, while a decorative staircase leading nowhere is a recurring theme, popping up at the end of the long marble bar, integrated into shelving, and above a faux fireplace.
House in Tokyo is a minimal residence designed by Ako Nagao + miCo for a couple who required a music studio. The site is located between reinforced concrete mid-to-high-rise apartments and an old wooden housing area. The volume needed to be closed and
A perforated-metal staircase in Benjamin Moore’s Flame and built-in cabinetry in various shades of blue highlight Fougeron Architecture’s bold reinvention of a narrow row house in Noe Valley for a couple and their daughter. The stairs emphasize the home’s verticality and opens up what had been a low-ceilinged, dark interior.
An elliptical concrete stair forms the pivot point of each floor of the house, anchoring them to the steep escarpment; the stair also wraps around a lift core that descends, mineshaft-like to link the rest of the house to the garage level.
The striking interior stair was originally designed as a light well to filter light from above deep into the interior space.
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Despite its dark and boxy exterior, the house's interior is bright, naturally lit, and spacious. Adjaye, a master of the well-placed window, is in top form here. The staircase ascends toward sunlight.
Like the pavilion holding the public spaces, the structure containing the bedrooms is clad in glass on the interior sides facing the courtyard, allowing a constant connection to the outside. Rodriguez (with dog Lupe) designed the steel stairs leading from the mezzanine-level home office to the master bedroom below. The stairs were fabricated by Austin-based Steel House MFG.
A spiral staircase leads to the lower level.

Whether grand and sweeping, rendered in wood, or a minimalist arrangment of metal and glass, the modern staircase is an example of literally elevated design. With its strong, geometric shape and functional importance, a masterful staircase can serve as the centerpiece of a building. Below are some notable examples of staircases that refuse to be ignored, and the creative tread and railing decisions that comprise them.