This Folded Steel Staircase Has No Visible Support

By: Mishal Omar - Jul 6, 2016
References: bellphillips & contemporist
The 'Lansdowne Drive' apartment, located in Hackney, North London has a folded steel staircase that unintentionally functions as the apartment's central feature.

The space itself has tall ceilings, neutral wall colors, minimalist accessories and an exposed brick wall that all work together to give this apartment a modern and slightly industrial aesthetic. The most interesting part of the room is the folded steel staircase, which is neither suspended from the ceiling nor supported from below. The staircase is simply attached to the top floor and its base sits almost precariously on the lower floor.

Despite its fragile appearance, the suspended staircase is sturdy and was made to take up as little space as possible to give the appearance of a large, open room.