This Curving Staircase Runs Throughout a Historic New York City Townhouse

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 5, 2016
References: space4architecture & dezeen
The New York-based firm 'Space4Architecture' recently added a curving staircase to a historic New York City townhouse. When it comes to tall and narrow buildings, it can be difficult to create a sense of continuity between different floors. This spiraled oak staircase uses floating treads to connect each area of this historic property.

To give the historic building a modern makeover, Space4Architecture installed a curving staircase that lets light penetrate throughout the home. The design for the staircase was inspired by the idea of a vertical loft and the feeling of openness. The architects managed to brighten the space by using a combination of oak treads and open risers. The treads are held in place by a curved white parapet that winds all the way around. A circular skylight was then installed above the staircase to let light shine down into the home.

The unique staircase design demonstrates how architects can create a sense of continuity between multiple different levels.