72 Staircase Concrete Tread Design Photos And Ideas

A glass ceiling shelters steps leading to the entrance.
"By the time a user climbs from entrance at the lowest level to the topmost floor, they will have climbed 35 feet without realizing it," says Misra. "We interviewed more than 50 people who had visited the site at different times, and none of them realized the slow height progression of the Three Step House, since the stairs were broken up into small, discrete runs."
From a spatial perspective, each level has its own unique purpose.
The composition aspires to reflect a timeless space
Stairs were custom-fabricated and welded on-site during construction.
A central stair allows for passive ventilation through the home, while serving as the homes central axis.
The mezzanine is accessed via an industrial-style concrete staircase.
Concrete and timber meet again on the stairs that lead to the upper level.
The home resides in Villamil, a satellite city of Guayaquil with a population of 33,560.
Stairs + Elevator
Bruno Munari textile light Falkland for the stairs
common area with wood floor
Concrete and wood stairs
From the dining and kitchen space, concrete stairs lead up to the upper level.
The concrete staircase that leads to the basement is illuminated with LED strips.
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Stairs
Aranzazu House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
Aranzazu House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
The original concrete stairwell with metal balustrade
Sleek concrete tread stair meets polished concrete flooring on lower level
Feature stair
The terrace is visible as soon as one enters the property. It draws arriving guests into the heart of the home where they can instantly connect with the outdoors.
A wooden staircase leads up to the entrance of the house.
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.
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.
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
The lower level has its own separate entrance for privacy.
Interior Staircase
A concrete-block-lined hallway connects the pavilions.
First and foremost, the home was designed to be a comfortable family home.
The views of the fjord are magnificent, both facing the vast open Norwegian ocean as well as looking towards the mountain.
The main living area features a full glass frontage facing the mountains and stairs lead
Concrete steps lead from the living room to the upper level.
Exposed concrete is used for the rail-less stairs.
The materials throughout the house are durable and are meant to make people feel genuinely relaxed. Mcllwee explains, “It’s not a tremendously big house, but it’s mesmerizing.”
The enclosed green ramp.
A floating staircase, with distant views into the back garden.
The walls are covered in Graniplast, a tinted acrylic finish. Nathan Pereira Arquitectos y Diseño advised on the facade, floors, and finishes. All the bedrooms are off one hallway; the three children’s rooms were designed by Vanessa Clark.
The single skylight helps light the artists' workstation. The simple interior, really a shed with smooth concrete surfaces, provides a stark yet airy space for creative pursuits.

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.