ruminations about architecture and design

Friday, March 17, 2017

trivial friday

A building without stairs is the essence of simplicity. Land being precious in some places, building up (and down) makes vertical circulation a necessity. That stairs have been so narrowly defined by building codes does not disrupt creativity in their design. The current trend in design is to make the stairs appear impossible. The example in the picture above, manages a perfect balance between grace, solidity, and lightness.

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