A Wooden Cabinet Staircase Makes the Most of a Tight Living Space

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 9, 2015
References: buj-colon & dezeen
Looking at this wooden cabinet staircase, one may be surprised as to how unobstructed the configuration looks. Anyone who's tried to rework a stairway in his or her home would likely consider it a massive space suck.

With a very thoughtful design, Buj+Colón Arquitectos managed to make the architectural feature look lightweight and full of purpose. Robust timber panels create a sturdy structure of treads and risers, forming a surprisingly thin landing over a doorway and continuing upwards to the floor above. The Casa Plywood Trio's components act aesthetically like frames, containing cupboards and cubbies within the lower section of the ascenders. It appears as though every inch is available as a usable nook or cranny for stashing books and all sorts of possessions. This wooden cabinet staircase does a rare job of completely optimizing the space that it occupies.