Modern Stairs Roundup
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Architects love stairs: it's a chance to create sculpture in a domestic environment. Here are some of recent favorites. Above: A staircase in Sander Architects' Canal House features treads that were made by folding half-inch steel plate. Above: In a renovation of a pre-war New York townhouse by Julian King Architects , a minimalist steel handrail negotiates the transition between a floor of reclaimed brick pavers and ipe treads that float up the wall. Above: Cast-iron treads and railing of black-oxidized cold-rolled steel form a sculptural stair in an Upper East Side townhouse by Deborah Berke & Partners Architects . Photography by Jason Schmidt. Above: A glass-and-steel staircase with open rises allows light to filter through a renovated 1906 Victorian in San Francisco by Feldman Architecture . Photograph by Paul Dyer . Above: Leather stitching along a staircase in Casa do Conto, a Portuguese hotel renovated by Pedra Liquida (see: The Story of Casa do Conto ). Photography by FG+SG . Above: Architect Owen Kennerly designed a railing with hemp twine and storage niches for a San Francisco house (see: Owen Kennerly Renovation in San Francisco ). Photograph by Matthew Millman . Above: For a Bay Area home, CCS Architecture designed with open risers made of white oak and railings cables of stainless steel. Photography by César Rubio (L) and Eric Laignel (R).