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i am designing a staircase and would like the landing to "float", like the staircase at the "Stadthaus Scharnhauser Park
und Marktplatz" by jurgen mayer. http://www.jmayerh.de/home.htm
any other examples? we will likely engineer it ourselves, but just looking for inspiration right now
thanks y'all! (and its friday, woohoo!!)
tom kundig. chicken point cabin
damn holz... beat me to it, tried to find a view from the kitchen out, really gives the "floating" feel.
also, zumthor's shelter for the roman ruins:
sorry to be a buzzkill but if you're in the states that stair doesn't meet code.
really vado? what part does it not meet? and thanks for posting everyone! that zumthor one is great
from the recent news article, MVRDV's Didden Village
Blencowe-Levine's Battersea House
section 1012 and 1013 of the ibc for starters.
oooh, nice call on the zumthor. damn, its easy to forget that one...
several detail issues focus on stairs... could make a nice book out of them all, actually...
carlos ferrater's office
aix, scara domkyrka (cathedral)
don't houses fall under IRC?
gm tech center
A good stair can seriously make or break a project
Mini House by Hiroaki Ohtani
the last three stairs are knockout beautiful...but if you slip walking on them you better pray you fall on the wall side.
Really nice posts! I would like to know the specific application you are asking about. Is it for single family residential?
I recently helped design this one. Might not be quite as dramatic, but I like it and it meets code...
hmm ... correct me if I'm wrong but most of these are not really floating landings per say ... lots of beautiful floating stairs though.
UN Studio, Villa NM (now destroyed by a fire I think)
the stair would be in a restaurant, high traffic, high exposure...
mvrdv's gemini residence sort of has floating/cantilevered landings as well
some niemeyer goodness...
and a touch more cos i'm needing a break...
er.. where's the 'floating staircase landing' in that pic of the workers of the Empire St Building?
someone change this thread's title to "Extensive collection of cool pics of floating stairs" instead... Holz, you're the definitive architectural-photo-junkie
i think some of these would give me motion sickness...and i don't usually get motion sickness. the first one at 7/16, 21:52 especially.
Steven, I agree, also some of the look especially dangerous. None the less I think this a really great collection you guys have put together. Good job. Special Nod to Holz.
i think danger is what makes it look more interesting... actually, i'm really into the minimal (almost nothing) aesthetic.
but i ascribe to the theory that if you make it look more dangerous, people will be more cautious...
or they'll just run into the 100mm steel tread and gouge their eye out :)
and i posted the charles ebbets foto of the construction workers eating lunch because i wanted to emphasize the floating nature of the conversation, what constitutes floating? is it a visual lightness? separation? does the suspended stair seem to float more than a cantilevered stair?
and i think it's a great photo...
holz, - 07/17/08 0:32 fourth picture (brick staircase). what is it?
yea, all those open-on-one-side-with-no-railing stairs give me the willies (as i've stated above)
"i think danger is what makes it look more interesting..."
holz, i struggle with this too, cause i like the purity of those stairs, but do you really want to use danger as a design approach? (maybe the aswer is yes, i'm just asking)
ether, that's Eladio Dieste's Cristo Obrero Church
holz, you wear me out!
I'm not a fan of structural trickery and things floating, but there is some drop-dead gorgeous detailing in some of those images!
The first one at 21:52, the bent metal plates, is a nice twist.
Gorgeous stuff holz.
a little danger doesn't bother me.
if the client is ok with taking on the added risk for a purer aesthetic, that's awesome.
sometimes a bit of a fright can be quite healthy and invigorating (unless you are over 40 or have heart issues)
speaking of structural trickery...
i found this diagram of the structure (hidden) for the jordi vayreda stair... (which i'll repost since it's so awesome)
eva jiricna is well known for her stairs, very well detailedhttp://www.ejal.com/
this is a beautiful thread. so many great ideas.
I wonder how many of these stairs are legal in your respective countries
I know that many or most of these examples are from outside of the US.
You can't really build stairs like this in the US, can you? with the rules regarding no more than 4" gaps in the guardrails, and no more than 4" gaps in the rises of the treads.
those that are done in the states, how is that accomplished?
are crappy stairs installed, then after CO, replaced w/ the nice, clean and non-conforming stair?
the stairs in my boss's new house ain't too bad either
is it me or is that ridiculously steep?
techno, my boss is dutch...he has designed/used alot worse
P2an, are you working for "claus" or for "kaan"?
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