110 Staircase Metal Railing Metal Tread Design Photos And Ideas

"Following natural daylight, going up along the steel staircase, we can see modified skylights, vertical lighting windows, and a pure outdoor space," says Liu. "This is the area we modified most. The whole building starts from light and vertical space."
Strategically placed light wells, screens, and openings allow light to move across the surfaces of the house throughout the day.
Stairwell with skylight
"We wanted it to be precision made with industrial materials, but to have an etherial iridescence that was soft to the touch. Through a long process of research and development with the fabricators, we created a finish that would do just this," says Ulanowski.
The eye-catching metallic blue staircase was produced by Joe Faller Fabrications.
Perforated black metal has also been used in the design of the staircase.
Sleek concrete tread stair meets polished concrete flooring on lower level
Feature stair
The stairs are mounted on wheels so that they can be moved out of the way when residents need to access storage.
The thin white staircase contains open risers to let natural light pass through.
Interior View
The greenhouse structure is clad entirely in translucent acrylic glass.
Instead of a simple railing, Gracia has installed a sculptural metal screen that lets views and light seamlessly pass through.
Stairs
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.
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.
Ab Rogers dons a bold suit that suits the spirit of the accompanying decor he designed.
The trip from garage to first floor is through a wood-clad spiral staircase that resembles a giant slatted barrel.
The sharp ridgeline and soaring soffit reference a tent-like experience in an architecturally elegant way.
A red metal spiral staircase leads to the second-story office.
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.
Stairs
Staircase-VILLA CP
An interior, custom-made steel staircase with floating treads and a minimal handrail, lead to the roof deck above.
The steel stair treads delicately land atop a white brick base. A brass handrail completes the circulation.
Architectural in use, the stair is also a sculptural composition of a palette of metals.
Stairs
A simple material palette of brick, concrete, ties and wood gives the homes an warm, contemporary atmosphere.
Exposed brick walls work with a black steel staircase and polished concrete floors to give the interiors an edgy and modern atmosphere.
Seen here from the entrance level, the sculptural stair emphasizes the home’s verticality and opens up what had been a low-ceilinged, dark interior.
Entering the apartment from the street level, guests meet a dramatic, three-story atrium and a feature staircase. A glass balustrade heightens the effect.
The materials are limited to white millwork and white oak. “When we come home, we want something serene,” Broughton says.
Main stair
A couple enlist Butler Armsden Architects and Leverone Design to reimagine their home as a multigenerational meeting point. 
In 1963, landscape designer Lawrence Halprin devised a master plan for a community that would live in harmony with the natural environment. The resulting Sea Ranch, which stretches 10 miles along the Pacific coastline in Sonoma County, California, is characterized by timber-frame, wood-clad structures that are in dialogue with the local climate and terrain. Sited on a bluff within this pioneering community is the vacation home of a lawyer couple. After purchasing the residence in 2007, they lived in the home as it was for four years, even keeping the previous owners’ furniture. Envisioning a retreat that would accommodate their extended family and guests, they then recruited Butler Armsden Architects and Leverone Design to help guide the project.
Stair screen
Making the most of a modest budget, the Hot Rod House relies on a single move—the insertion of a folded steel stair—to provide circulation while becoming a free-standing 3-D sculptural element. Large pivoting windows open the house to the outside. From a technical standpoint, the house serves as an on-going research project, e.g., the window frames double as the structural moment frame for the house, and the stair is constructed without stringers. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider.
Mario Plasencia, the architect, used wood to wrap the exterior stairwell.
Rather than a one-off custom piece, Baker designed the daybed as a prototype and worked with Ohio Design on its fabrication.

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.