Design Moments | Consider the Stair
Stairs are a bit like the wheel; they’ve been around since the beginning of civilization, yet their general form and function has not changed. There is a rise and a run. They take you from somewhere to somewhere. This is not to say that stairs are boring. A good staircase can take a space from good to truly exceptional. I’m partial to the kind of sculptural, sweeping stairs that make any viewer wonder how this piece of architecture is floating in space. As these images attest, stairs are an opportunity for a stunning design moment.