if i could start anew with this house, i would make some different decisions about the stairwell. to my defense, i didn’t know there was a dearth of good craftspeople on staff at the builders…and, they just don’t *get* good design in the atlanta exburbs. add my naivete as a first time builder and badabing, a stairwell that shouts insults me every time i use it. which is often.
i couldn’t use this idea in the house, but i could certainly apply it elsewhere. the ribbon idea/image is something i’ve always loved, so when i saw this, i was in love…
A beautiful ribbon staircase by HSH architects. Notes about the design from creators: The concept of a delicate rippling ribbon was chosen in view of the exposed position of the staircase in the main living area of the house. The staircase is constructed from 10mm thick sheet metal. Pairs of adjoining steps connected with an oblique external side joist form a bracket anchored in the wall. Each of the brackets is constructed as a rigid frame. The higher steps bear mainly drawing forces, while pressure is transmitted through the lower steps.