27 Staircase Metal Tread Glass Railing Design Photos And Ideas

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The sweeping staircase in CK House by Christiana Karagiorgi Architects runs alongside the home's wooden library.
staircase and library details
staircase details
A light and dynamic staircase connects the three levels.
A paneled wall along the entryway.
A hanging steel structure makes the stairs visually lightweight, while glass railings reflect natural and artificial light.
A modern white staircase connects the two levels.
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
Stairs
Stairs lead up from the garden to the pool and deck.
Floating Staircase
Stairs Detail
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.
Stair to Roof
Stair Detail

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.