25 stairwells that are simply spectacular
Stair designs are as complex and versatile as other architectural elements. Modern staircases have changed the form and shape of not only the railing and the general structure, but also the steps themselves. Now any combination of form is possible. Every curve is recommended. You can find all kinds of inspiration from these stairs, which look more spectacular than the buildings in which they live.
Casa Cubo stairs
The first thing you can notice about this staircase is the contrasting body of Brazilian ironwood reminiscent of a snail shell.
Architect Isay Weinfeld has integrated this beautiful spiral element into a contemporary minimalist house in São Paulo and it has definitely become a crown jewel of its interior.
When designing a store for the British brand Longchamp, Thomas Heatherwick and his design team developed a design solution for an unconventional space with little floor space.
By creating a rugged landscape with a staircase, the architect managed to bring more daylight to the ground floor while creating a natural transition between the floors.
When we talk about how staircase designs have changed over decades, we eventually come to the whirlwinds as it is one of the best forms for a contemporary staircase.
Inspired by the backbone of Wales, Andrew McConnell designed a design concept that fits in with one of Zaha Hadid’s buildings. The latter was known for its affinity to the vertebral form.
Discrete freestanding spiral
HYLA Design transformed a duplex into a bungalow, combining a bedroom and study with one that they encased in a curved metal railing to create a secure and design interior element.
The staircase has gained much prominence through this beaded railing and also corresponds to the external grid system.
YTL residence Kuala Lumpur
This spectacular staircase staircase was designed for a private residence in Kuala Lumpur.
Each step is carefully designed to create a stunning look from above that is free from any solid railing.
Spiral staircase Bow
When we look at this sculptural spiral staircase, we remember a tiny loop that is like a final touch on the minimalist contemporary box of a house in which it is located.
The wood beauty designed by YYDG Interior brings a lot of warmth and contrast to the concrete and stone living room and harmonises perfectly with the space in the mezzanine, which is entirely made of wood.
Wooden spiral staircase in Tree Peak Residence
Located in LA, the Tree Top Residence holds a big secret in its multi-layered angular architecture. A large spiral staircase, built from the same wood as flooring, blows and moves residents from one area to another.
The staircase is surrounded by a smooth, plastic-looking railing, resembling a snake raising its head above the ground to look for prey.
Living Staircase relaxation zone
In modern architecture, not all staircases serve the direct transition from space to space. Sometimes they are just for decorative purposes, sometimes they are meant to be places of their own.
Take that for example. Paul Cocksedge designed a Living Staircase for Ampersand Building in London to give people plenty of room to relax, think and relax.
Staircase in the Brasserie Les Haras
Another of Jouin Manku comes in curved wooden strips that look like a barrel in the Brasserie Les Haras in Strasbourg.
In the former royal stables, the place had its limits, but the talented architects found a place for this great architectural element that immediately highlights the brasserie.
Office Tower Staircase in Tel Aviv
Modern materials make stairs seem very different and unusual. The spiral staircase in this office tower in Tel Aviv takes a step in a different direction with poplar wood, giving the contemporary high-gloss building an enormous dose of natural beauty.
The installation consists of two elements – staircase and balcony – and is particularly interesting due to the irregularities and peculiarities of the wood.
Armani Fifth Avenue shop
The staircase in Armani 5th Avenue Store is the culmination of contemporary design. Partly futuristic and partly minimalist, the façade winds and moves in complex details that become the main attraction of the shop.
In contrast to the dark, elegant interior, the staircases use a great ambient lighting system that illuminates every single element in its design.
Multifunctional stairs for Roksanda Ilincic
In redesigning a London house for fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic, RA Projects added a blue steel staircase to the immaculate white interiors, which not only became a bold architectural element in white interiors, but also provided extra storage space.
While the sides of the staircase are protected with walls, the back is equipped for a home office storage, a small library or a dish display.
Biljana Jovanović designed this creative staircase for a young family home in Budapest. The architecture of the house required something unfussy, but design, so the result is pretty appropriate.
Apart from the perforated stairwells, there are angular steps that form a criss-cross pattern when viewed from below.
Eestairs staircase design
This is one of the most intriguing staircase constructions that you can find on the internet. Designed by Eestairs, it would be a great addition to any contemporary home.
We like the contrast between the white oval structure and the smooth brown wooden steps. It looks very nice in line with the matching interior.
Bazar Noir concept store box staircase
The Berlin interior design studio Hidden Fortress has created a hanging boxed-in stair design for a Bazar Noir Concept Store.
The wooden interior of the staircase makes a sharp contrast to the black gray shop interior. We love everything about it!
Floating Staircase by Zaha Hadid is as always an incredible affair. Designed in several successive steps that also make up the banisters, this staircase is made for the office or a business.
Elegant and elegant have always been the signature features of Zaha Hadid’s designs, and the Floating Staircase is no exception.
Villa La Roche stairs
Villa La Roche is a seemingly traditional building, but if you go in, you can not convince it that it really is. Pristine white walls, sparse woodwork and a complex staircase design make it as contemporary as it gets.
The staircase would be a series of wooden floating steps if it were not for a chaotic metal paneling that gives it such an interesting look.
London Bulgari Store Staircase
Rarely do we see unique staircase designs that use traditional materials. Peter Marino Architect fills this niche with his breathtaking work.
His loading staircase Bulgari London is not only beautiful, but also representative of the luxurious contents of the store. Its screened walls and lush wood rails are a beautiful setting for the floating black and brown marble steps.
Organic stairs in a Mumbai apartment
Instead of detaching itself from the interior as a freestanding element, this organic stairway design connects and connects the walls and itself as part of a living organism.
His railing creates a seating niche where you can sit back and read a book or work.
Spiral staircase in Northampton
Philip Watts presents another swirl inspired staircase design that would add a bold accent to a modern home.
Metal texture gives it a particularly edgy feel, although the wood steps weaken the brutality and coldness of an edge-forming metal.
Stairway playground at Wieden + Kennedy New York
WORKAC pursued the approach of “minimal compression of individual workspaces, which provides space for a gradient of different collective spaces” and gave him a solid recording.
The resulting round staircase is not only a design element, but also an informal meeting room.
Floating stairs for bank office
Kuadra Studio made a statement staircase for the bank office in Caraglio, Italy. His steps, which are connected in pairs, are built into a wall, but appear floating in the air.
It also has a suspended railing that is not connected to the steps. And its surrounding wall light offers safety and improved visibility to the descent.
Floating stairs made of stone
MG2 Architecture has built a floating staircase for a project in Italy. The stone steps are made of the same material as the wall to which they are attached.
The effect is both dramatic and coherent. And we can not help but mention the design of the support column with the built-in shelves, as it’s just incredible.
Not all staircase designs need to be dramatic. Some can be as common as these. But it also has a big element – color. The black wall under the stairs looks beautiful in contrast to the white interior.
A minimal transparent railing somehow adds to this design, and the wooden steps create attractive accents in between.
While .PSLAB’s Residence Staircase is a great design in itself, it’s the matching chandelier that gives it all the drama. Following the elegant staircase shape, the lamp can be more detailed. Together they look very nice.
Modern staircase designs are often cool and unusual. And they do not always need size and scale to look dramatic. Today, you do not need a special area to build a staircase wing. So get inspired and draw!