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Netscapes: 9 Stairwells with Nautical Enclosures

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 30, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified May 29, 2015

Spotted lately: ropes, netting, and tension wire cables as stairway enclosures and balustrades. Above: A safety balustrade made of net stretched from floor to ceiling via  Savio Fabrizzi Architectes . Above: In a house in Oporto, Portugal, OODA architects suspended netting over the stairwell, creating a hammock.  Above: A1 Architects in Prague used netting as an elegant safety enclosure that extends along the upstairs hall. Above: For a house in Kamnik, Slovenia, architects Dekleva Gregoric enclosed both sides of a stairway in dark netting.  Above: In their design for an apartment building in Lausanne, Switzerland,  PRS Architects  spec'ed wire netting for a stair enclosure. Above: In the renovated hay barn of a traditional farmhouse on a small island in the North Sea, Stockholm architect Karin Matz created a stair enclosure using blue polypropylene rope. Above: In their garden house in Viksberg, Sweden, architects Tham & Videgard enclosed the stairwell in a steel net. Above: In the Karst House by Dekleva Gregoric in Vrhovlje, Slovenia, a system of cables and nets encloses an upstairs bedroom. Above: South Korea firm Smart Architecture created a tension-cable balustrade in an apartment project.  We're longtime fans of Rope Decor —see 10 Favorites: Simple Rope Stair Rails and DIY: An Instant Rope Towel Bar for Under $10 . More Stories from Remodelista Trend Alert: The Return of the Captain's Chair? Net Gains: 5 Fishing Baskets as Sculptural Lights Steal This Look: The Affordable Summer Clubhouse






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