2 Staircase Wood Tread Metal Railing Concrete Tread Design Photos And Ideas

A double-height glass wall looks out onto the home’s courtyard entrance.
Concrete and timber meet again on the stairs that lead to the upper level.

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.