More than a stairway
“ Stairways are part of an architecture that is dazzling in various aspects. Today’s FYI will offer ideas for designing stairs to be more than just stairs ”
Aside from the use of traveling between floors in homes and buildings, its diagonal outlines and shape of the stairs can also be part of the architecture that is interesting in several aspects such as aesthetic, functionality, and psychological features. Today’s FYI will introduce you to the stairs that can be more than just stairs.
1. Aesthetic features The stair is an element of an architecture which is interesting in itself due to its large, diagonal shape that seems to be continuously moving. Designing the stairs to be an outstanding artwork can enhance the image of the building or home.
2.Functionality features Aside from its use to walk up and down, the space around the stairs such as the side or underneath can become useful areas. They can be designed to blend in with the stairs such as bathroom under the stairs, shelves, storage cabinet, bookshelf, reading or working space etc.
Image: (Left) http://freshome.com/2014/05/13/1970s-kit-house-upgraded-elegant-casual-family-home/ By: Bates Masi Architects
3.Psychological features, Aside from functionality and beauty, stair design can influence user’s emotions. For instance, stairs can make dwellers feel enjoyable or calm etc.
Image: http://www.stylisheve.com/22-very-unique-staircases-that-will-inspire-you/ Designed by Moon Hoon (Left)
Image: (Left) http://www.stylisheve.com/22-very-unique-staircases-that-will-inspire-you/ Designed by Arquitectura en Movimiento
(Right) http://www.archdaily.com/488962/park-passive-house-nk-architects Photographs: Aaron Leitz
Aside from the different designs, there is also a variety of structures such as reinforced concrete, steel, or wood, all of which can be selected to promote even more beauty. Lastly, we hope that those looking to renovate or build a home will be inspired by this article. We hope these ideas can bring about great stair designs
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