5 Gravity-Defying Floating Staircases – #3 Is So Cool

5 Gravity-Defying Floating Staircases – #3 Is So Cool

We can’t take our eyes of these floating stairs, nor, for safety reasons, should we.

Floating stairs in an Istanbul loft

Futuristic floating stairs lead to this storage-savvy loft’s mezzanine. Throughout the lower level, natural stone was chosen for the flooring, laid at an irregular angle to add visual interest.
Photo by Koray Erkaya

open plan concrete home in japan entryway

Cantilevered pine stairs appear to float weightlessly in a house in Japan.
Photo by Iwan Baan

Minimal aluminum and steel staircase

The staircase leading to the master suite at this modern penthouse features aluminum treads supported on stainless steel tubes. “We wanted something that would allow the resin panels behind it to reflect the light from the windows at the top of the stair,” the architect says.
Courtesy of Tom Sibley

Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his family’s home. The “floating” staircase is actually supported by steel rods hidden within each step.
Courtesy of Hertha Hurnaus

Getty Keeping It Modern initiative, Arts Building and Cloister, George Nakashima

Built in 1967, George Nakashima’s Arts Building and Cloister features a midcentury take on the floating staircase.
Courtesy of César Bargues Ballester
via Dwell

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