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Asymmetrical Mosaic Staircases

This Pedestrian Hub in Brazil is Also a Form of Street Architecture

— October 8, 2015 — Art & Design
The bustling streets of Salvador, Brazil welcomed a interesting pedestrianized walkway that doubles as a form of street architecture. The area is a commonly used route that is close to a busy bus terminal and vibrant street market.

The unique walkway has a sloped shape and forced architects to use their creativity when creating both a practical and visually appealing staircase. The natural incline of land led the team to create an uneven set of stairs that are much shorter than normal. This was done to ensure views of the Barroquinha Church were left obstructed. Portuguese mosaic paving and solid granite were also used to execute this look. Architects wanted the space to not only be an efficient pathway for pedestrians, but also a piece of street architecture that blends modernism and tradition.
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