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Contemporary Integrated Staircase & Cabinet

BUILD an industrious architecture company have just finished up a residential project in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighbourhood and it includes a stair design.

Stair design is said to be one of the most challenging aspects of architecture because of the bandwidth it requires. The building code regulates strict provisions over stair design, stairs are usually found where several materials integrate together, stairs can be geometrically complex, and are often the architectural highlight of a project.

The architects have said that attenuated steel and solid maple treads were used to create a focal point within the home. A walnut cabinet base integrates with the stair and becomes the guardrail for the downstairs run. Tough steel verticals above provide a harmonious backdrop to the living room. Images courtesy of BUILD.



Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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February 5, 2012 | Furniture | View comments

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