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.
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
Cantilevered pine stairs appear to float weightlessly in a house in Japan.
Photo by Iwan Baan
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
Built in 1967, George Nakashima’s Arts Building and Cloister features a midcentury take on the floating staircase.
Courtesy of César Bargues Ballester