35 Staircase Glass Railing Design Photos And Ideas

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.

Staircase
Floating Staircase
This staircase connects the common area to the guest suites above and the wine cellar below. The interplay of glass and metal on the handrails is a one of the architects’ favorite details.
A custom staircase with wood risers is encased by glass panels. A wall of Henrybuilt's kitchen system adds storage to the hallway.
Stairs Detail
WH Residence | M3 Architects
Staircase
The modern lower-ground floor connects to the rest of the house via an open-riser timber staircase with clear glass balustrade.
Staircase: View of Lower Level Family Room
The biggest single challenge was in the design and fabrication of the staircase.  The stair was required to be both code and child safety compliant.  The staircase’s unique features include the co-planar clear-tempered glass-rails and the child-proof open slots under the welded bent steel angles.  Supported by a sizable post concealed in the wall behind the stair, stair attachments are made with moment connections.  All metalwork on this job, including the stairs and door panels were site fabricated forging a unique hand-crafted industrial product, difficult to shop replicate.
Gananoque Lake Road House - Front Foyer
Stair to Roof
Stair Detail
Left to right: Breakfast Nook, feature staircase and Dining Room with views of rear yard to right
The statuesque staircase made of metal, wood and glass sits just off the main entrance.
Edwardian Renovation - Stairs
Public spaces are open to one another and orient around a light filled, two-story atrium, the play of light and shadow becoming decoration in otherwise spare interiors.

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