“Ascending and Descending” depicts a series of never ending stairs. It is certainly one of most mind boggling staircases that you will ever see. But being an architectural impossibility, this famous MC Escher model is confined to the two dimensional world of the lithograph.
Thankfully though, eminent architects of past and present have already shown that conceiving and, actually designing, innovative staircases is not at all an impossible task. Presented for you are twelve mind-blowing staircases that you won’t believe really exist. Enjoy them step by step…
Toughened laminated glass steps makes this stairway look like a floating piece of architecture. Designs like this prove to be very suitable for a small hallway and helps to build a clutter free space. The absence of balustrades and glowing railing increase its appeal.
Does this look any less illusive than an Escher’s illustrations? Designed with exposed concrete, this staircase turns out to be a trendy addition to any home. However, the tactical positioning of the glossy kitchen worktop is primarily responsible for its illusive look.
Beautifully designed staircases can act as floating sculptures. The design and under stair décor of this modern duo tone staircase once again proves this. Its pitch dark edges look spectacular against the white the backdrop. Shiny metallic vases placed underneath create a striking appearance.
The Woven Nest’s staircase looks less like stairs and more like solidified white frills. Its unusual design is bound to astound everyone, but this does not curtail its functionality at all. This innovative strategy actually makes it very useful for the space it has been designed for.
Minimal design is very much in vogue. This Austrian chalet is presented with a slender but charmingly designed spiral staircase. Step inside and enjoy ascending this fantastically designed wooden stairway.
Concealed LED lighting creates a halo of a sort for this stairway. But that is not its only or even the most prominent feature. The unusual shape of the steps and stringer-less design make it look so amazing. The hallway décor and atrium are also responsible for beautifying the stunning space.
This living room has a noteworthy embellishment, a stunning modern artwork installed at the far end of the room. Or, is this a mere staircase? Well, it is both… a cunningly designed staircase that acts like an amazingly bold artwork in an expansive home. The dark tone complements the concrete walls, and the interior design brings back the best of brutalist architecture in a contemporary setting.
From nearly monochromatic we come to a brightly coloured space to appreciate this quarter turn staircase. Its beautiful yellow shade makes the surrounding orange-red tone look even brighter. Under stair seating arrangement and built-in bookcases also beautify the space.
The chic style of this modern all-white hallway is accentuated further by a concrete staircase with green threads acting as balustrades. Its minimal design is in sync with the rest of the room. Paintings and illustrations have been used to decorate the surrounding area.
The simple design of this modern stairway gives a graceful makeover to the entire hallway. This is a potent reminder about the power of modest and unfussy designs which can greatly help you to create inspiring interiors. The wooden steps are a key to its beauty. It injects life in a small hallway and creates a most inviting space in the process.
The trendy design of the suspended stairway is a prominent feature of this Berlin loft. Its lightweight metallic design works beautifully in a small space. Besides, it duly complements the rough exposed brick wall. What an asset to have in a fashionable urban apartment!
This spectacular white spiral staircase is built within a three storey Tokyo residence. Its slender structure is the anchor of the house, for the entire building revolves around this fashionable staircase. Considering the smallness of the available space, this design looks all the more commendable
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