71 Staircase Glass Railing Design Photos And Ideas

Stairs + Elevator
A staircase leads up to private areas.
Duratherm windows paint the black brick wall of the staircase with sunlight.
Stairs
Potrero Residence Stair
Sleek concrete tread stair meets polished concrete flooring on lower level
Feature stair
The stair up and down next to the 3 story book shelf
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.
Stairs
A glimpse at the Timber shutters from The New England Shutter Company.
Stairs lead up from the garden to the pool and deck.
Media Room
Open Stringer Staircase
Skylights brighten the stairs and corridor.
Continuity of exterior and interior materials can be seen in the living room, which is framed by the same Prorez cedar siding as outside. It complements a wood fireplace by Stûv, which is finished with bamboo verde stone and Montauk grey slate.
On the interior, existing stone walls are often left exposed
Steel and wood stair with textured glass railing
The chandelier in the stairwell was custom-designed by Esque Studio.
Large windows by Alumilex and an operable Velux skylight—with built-in rain sensor to automatically close it in case of unexpected showers—flood the home with light. A glass wall surrounding the staircase reflects a chalk mural by artist Tyson Bodnarchuk.
During construction, Trejos and her team had to trim part of the cedar tree. They utilized the excess wood for stairs and in other parts of the home, including the bathrooms.
HillSide House in Mill Valley, California
Steel Stair. Industrial Design
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
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.

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.