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 22 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=332587>
  • Franz Kurz

    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.

    • pigne

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

      • Franz Kurz

        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.

    • Ross Winter

      Sad but true – they look great, something to dream about.

  • Rafael Bergés

    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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  • toma

    I hava headaches on seeing morphosis’s one … aouch …

  • artmaknev

    Franz, I’ve seen people falling down on safest built stairs with dozens of codes and over safety measures, it depends on how careful you use the stairs not the stair design.

    • Franz

      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… :^)

  • rob

    If I can’t text and use the stairs, what’s the point?

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  • igor

    F….k the codes.make your owns