For the Love of Stairs

Apartament P1 / MAP/MX

On this day of love, we bring you a compilation of eye candy capable of meeting or exceeding the specifications of any architect. These seductive staircases demand a double take. From curvaceous to straightforward or no-strings-attached (literally), we’ve got something for everyone.

They’re yours to gaze at after the break.

House in Tamatsu / Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio

House in Tamatsu / Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio

45 Faber park / Ong & Ong 

45 Faber park / Ong & Ong

Folger Offices / WA design

Folger Offices / WA design

Primary School & Nursery in the “Claude Bernard” ZAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

Primary School & Nursery in the “Claude Bernard” ZAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

House Roces / Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo 

House Roces / Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo

W Window House / Alphaville Architects 

W Window House / Alphaville Architects

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art / Morphosis Architects 

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art / Morphosis Architects

H27D / Kraus Schoenberg Architects

H27D / Kraus Schoenberg Architects

Maison Escalier / Moussafir Architectes Associés

Maison Escalier / Moussafir Architectes Associés

Yingjia Club at Vanke Beijing / Neri & Hu Design and Reserch Office

Yingjia Club at Vanke Beijing / Neri & Hu Design and Reserch Office

Casa dos Cubos / EMBAIXADA arquitectura 

Casa dos Cubos / EMBAIXADA arquitectura

Belavali House / Studio Mumbai 

Belavali House / Studio Mumbai

Corten House / Marcio Kogan 

Corten House / Marcio Kogan

L House / Florian Busch Architects

L House / Florian Busch Architects

JOH 3 / J. Mayer H. Architects 

JOH 3 / J. Mayer H. Architects

Office AST 77 + Apartment / AST 77 

Office AST 77 + Apartment / AST 77

AD Classics: Casa Barragan / Luis Barragan 

AD Classics: Casa Barragan / Luis Barragan

This compilation was created from our popular Pinterest Board: Stairs. Be sure to check it out for more!

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "For the Love of Stairs" 14 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=332587>

9 comments

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    Most of these stair designs are ARCHITECTURAL WET DREAMS. They are not safe, not designed properly, children and senior cant use them. They do not conform to any building codes I know of and are only designed to look good in a magazine article.

    • Thumb up Thumb down +7

      Franz…. enjoy life ! Live dangerously. Stop whining on.

      • Thumb up Thumb down +4

        Hee, hee…I was just venting because the Canadian building code doe sent allow me to design dangerously. I don’t whine, I wine – and speak the truth.

  2. Thumb up Thumb down +1

    you should include some stairs designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura. Paulo Mendes da Rocha has designed some beautiful stairs as well.

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    • Thumb up Thumb down +10

      That’s exactly my point, I design so everyone…my 2 year old grandchild and my 88 year old mother can function as safely as possible. If I designed a residence just for myself I would never have to walk down stairs again, I’d slide… :^)

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