081-23MR-Stairs by Atmos Studio
Designed by Atmos Studio for residential projects (080 – 23MR), these stairs bring us in an important new direction idea, taking advantage of digital production and fabrication to a seamless and deeply sculptural experience.
The stair is formed from a series of threads (the filigree bars of the balustrade landing), hanging from above and delicately pulled back like a veil at the edge of the floor to allow movement past, gently splaying around the corner to meet and carry the arriving visitor. The timber edges of each tread curl into and up this balustrade wall, snaking upwards to merge into the handrail before trailing downwards once more, merging as handrail and twisting to blend back into the lowest tread. Each edge of tread then converges to blend back into the muter wall opposite, merging into a diagonal splay of lines that compress back into the skirting trim of the rooms below.
- The stair was entirely digitally fabricated using an intricate set of simply-cut but highly-detailed flat-pack elements.
- CNC-carving sheets of MDF and oak directly from drawings, engraving depths to further split structural strands into ever-finer lineaments, producing elements that perfectly slot together like an architectural jigsaw.
- The pieces assemble into a highly-articulated, economic and sculptural 3-dimensional space that appears to be constantly changing as one travels through it.
Above photo by James Taylor, Delete Photography.