Tuesday, August 30, 2011

28 Creative and Unusual Staircases

Collection of unusual and creative staircase designs from around the world.

Floating Stairs
Creative “floating” stairs designed by Florence architect Guido Ciompi for The Gray Hotel in Milan, Italy.


Skateboard Stairs
Creative stairs made from skateboard decks.


Hanging Box Stairs
Creative inside-out hanging box stairs.


Disappearing Stairs
With a press of a button–and some hydraulic pistons–this staircase folds up and disappears into the wall.


Stairway Drawers
What a great way to utilize a generally overlooked space! Step and store in style, using each step as storage for a different item.


Glass Staircase
Glass cantilever staircase with full height independent glass panel balustrade and wall mounted handrail.


Longchamp Store Stairs
Creative stairs at the Longchamp Store in New York City.


TAF Stairs
Creative stairs in a private residence in Stockholm designed by Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom.


Storage Space Stairs Ideas
No matter how much space you’ve got you probably need smart storing solutions.


Convenient Stairs
Creative stairs that are designed to be easy to access by wheelchairs and prams.


Suspended Staircase Bridge
Creative staircase bridge that covers a distance of 56 metres.


Curvy Modern Marble Stairs
The stairs’ design was based on the idea of a ribbon and connects two floors of a 12th Street penthouse designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates LLP in collaboration with Jay Smith.


All side bookshelf Staircase
Levitate Architects came up with this ingenious solution to a book storage problem and created a loft-like bedroom nestled under the roof of the top-floor apartment.


Clever Staircase Bookshelves
Three Czech designers have created an intelligent alternating tread staircase that doubles as bookshelves.


Helical Stairs
The gradual upward rotation if this staircase is extremely elegant and the user is almost unaware of the change in elevation.


Spiral Staircase Slide
Creative spiral staircase design with incorporated slide for kids.


Minimal Staircase
Unique staircase designed by Ecole for modern apartment in Paris.


Steel Stairs
Use of steel enables the creation of very slim structures that are light and minimalist yet incredibly strong.


Spiral Bookshelf Staircase
Spiral staircase lined with bookcases by Portuguese architect Manuel Maia Gomes will hold 6000 books.


Modern Staircase
Staircase with no handrails designed by Italian manufacturer Cast.


Ceiling Staircase
Creative staircase designed for Roche residence in France.


Space Saving Staircases
Unique stairs designed for small spaces and minimal openings.


Retractable Stairs
Cool retractable staircase designed for easy access to the attic.


wooden Spiral Staircase
Beautiful spiral staircase carved from wood by Patrick Jouin.


Alternating Tread Stairs
Where there is insufficient space for the full run length of normal stairs, alternating tread stairs may be used.


Hidden Door Staircase
Secret room hidden behind a staircase that doubles as a door.


Ribbon Staircase
Beautiful contemporary staircase designed by HSH architects.


Staircase Slide
London architect Alex Michaelis installed a slide next to the staircase in his new home.