12 Amazing and Creative Staircase Design Ideas

12 Amazing and Creative Staircase Design Ideas

Updated: October 30, 2013

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Here are 12 amazing and creative stairs made out of wood, steel, and concrete. I have to admit, some are pretty frightening to climb. Those without hand-rails, I wonder how they complied with building codes. Without further ado, here are the 12 creative stairs ideas for your future projects.

Sensualscaping Stairs

sensualscaping stairs

sensualscaping stairs

When you’re drunk, this stairs will appear normal. Designed by Atmos Studio, the stair is a continuation and intensification of the simple graphic skirting board lines that trace their way through the house. As they turn the corner into the stair void, they expand like a genie released from a lamp, curling and separating and bifurcating from the wall to form the delicate edge of the stair treads, lifting into the air to rise as the veil of the balustrade.

Stair Art

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Great stair for the School of Arts in Saint Herblain, France. This unique stairs comprised of laminated timber. Some of the timber strips have been painted with strips of random colour to create a dynamic feel. Designed by Tetrarc

M Loft Beds

loft bed stairs zig zag
Designed by nC2architecture. Two custom designed loft beds carefully integrated into the bedrooms of an apartment in a converted industrial building. The alternate tread stair was designed to be a perfect union of functionality, structure and form. With regard to functionality, the stair is comfortable, safe to climb, and spatially efficient; the open sides of the stair provide ample and well-placed grip locations. With regard to structure, the triangular geometry of the tread, riser and stringer allows for the tread and riser to be securely and elegantly fastened to a single, central, very minimal stringer.

Flat F.M.

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Designed by ecole, a studio led by Nicolas Simon & Max Turnheim. This floating stairs link the living room to the private space reserved for the owner under the rooftops. Photo by Xavier Lucas

The project consists in the full restructuration of the existing space as well as the conception of various elements of furniture. The first floor was extensively decompartmentalized in order to open up toward the entrance hall, the living room and the kitchen. A space for guests, including bedroom and bathroom, was created on that same floor. A stairway links the living room to the private space reserved for the owner under the rooftops.

Continuous Ribbon Stairs

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Designed by the Architectural firm Schlosser + Partner, this steel cantilevered stairs that look like a ‘continuous’ ribbon of steel is located in northern Graz, Austria. Photo by Croce&Wir.

Bird Nest Like Steel Stair Mesh at Villa La Roche

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Designed by archiplein, a French architecture firm. Villa La Roche in Rochebaudin comes with a centerpiece staircase wrapped in an irregular steel mesh. According to the designers, the goal, here, is to sublimate qualities and the feelings already present on the spot. Photo by architizer.com

Zig Zag Stairs

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A zigzag stairs in 72 Sentosa Cove House, Singapore by ONG&ONG. Photography by Derek Swalwell

A Winding Spiral Stairs

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Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, this amazing ‘continuous’ staircase is located in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brasilia. Photo by Simon Norfolk for The New York Times.

Floating Stairs in C 51 House

floating concrete architecture spain

floating concrete architecture spain
Floating concrete stairs by Ábaton Arquitectura of Spain. As shown in the photos, the brutal concrete finish of the stairs is a striking contrast between smooth surface of the white walls and polished floor, speaks volume of the message intended by the architect.

TAF Stair

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Located in Stockholm, Sweden. The stairs was designed in such a way due to space constrain in a small private residence. Designed by TAF Gabriella Gustafson & Mattias Ståhlbom. Photo by Bobo Olsson, 2006.

This is a low budget project made out of stacked boxes of pine. The cut out between the ground floor and the attic was to narrow to construct a regular stair. We had to put each step angled to get the right amount and height of them. It is well-functional and exciting to walk cause of the extra steepness.

Bookcase Stairs in London

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Designed by Levitate Architects. Due to limited by space, the designers melded the idea of a staircase with their client’s desire for a library to form a ‘library staircase’ in which English oak stair treads and shelves are both completely lined with books.

Concrete Staircase in Oyonnax

france creative stairs corbusier
Found in the French town of Oyonnax, inspired by the legendary Le Corbusier and fired by post-68 revolutionary zeal in the late 1960s and 1970s, hordes of newly-trained French architects headed for the provinces in search of projects and ideas, which gave birth to this brutal minimalist concrete stairs. Photo by Tony Allen-Mills (Tampen/Flickr)

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