The Penthouse Features a Staircase Made from Criss-Crossing Steel Rods

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 10, 2016
References: toledano-architects & dezeen
Tel Aviv-based designed studio Toledano Architects recently installed a suspended steel staircase in a local home. One of the problems with adding a staircase to a home is the amount of space that it takes up. This staircase features an ingenious floating design that maximizes space.

The suspended steel staircase is located in the center of the living room in a small Tel Aviv penthouse. The stairs are suspended from the wall and ceiling, which means that the steps do not touch the floor at all. Instead, the last step hovers just above a functional wood bench. In order to hold the staircase in place, the designers used a number of criss-crossing steel rods that create an enclosure for the stairs without blocking light. As studio founder Gabrielle Toledano explains, "they are composed like a painting in the centre of the space and allow views between all the open areas."