A Japanese artist has built a set of stairs at the Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo. It plays musical notes as you walk on it. All very cool, but surely I can’t be the only one who is reminded of the scene from the movie BIG. It totally blows all other unusual stairs out of the water.
Implications - Architects are increasingly integrating interactive, whimsical features into designs for corporate headquarters. These structures ease workers' minds as they travel from office to office, reinforcing wellness-minded ideals such as work-life balance and stress relief. Musical stairs, interactive wall art and workplace slides are just a few examples of this corporate phenomenon.