12/09/2010

Small House - Stairs

Designed as a focal point to bring people into the foyer and up to the second floor, the stairs for the small house project are designed to be built out of four pieces of steel plate.  


The two stair sections are cut on a large waterjet and then bent into shape.  The landings are cut from the same steel plate and welded to the stair sections.  Ideally the stairs would only be attached at two points on the upper and lower slabs but additional wall mounts or a structural glass railing may be needed to prevent the stairs from twisting.  In this case, the attachment points would be integrated into the design before the pieces are cut on the waterjet.  The stair would be left in its raw metal state to weather with the building or coated with a blackening agent.  
-J





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