January 18, 2019

11 Stunning Spiral Staircases

If any architectural element knows how to make a statement, it’s this one. Check out these 11 stunning spiral staircases in houses, apartments, offices, and retail and hospitality projects around the globe.

1. Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait by Yabu Pushelberg

The dramatic spiral staircase coils up a burnt-orange enclosure at one end of the lobby.

2. Qingdao Conference Center by Tengyuan Design

In the center’s ceramic-tiled lobby, fiberglass-reinforced gypsum board swirls upward to wrap the staircase enclosure, where porthole-like openings are fitted with transparent vinyl film.

3. Kunshan Residence by Atelier Zerebecky and Kos Architects

A grand elliptical staircase connects the three floors of this city house.

4. Mid-19th century Boston townhouse by Steven Harris Architects

The central hall staircase is a swooping plaster-surfaced elliptical one with a new window at the landing that looks out to New England foliage.

5. Ideas Lab by X + Living

A wrought-iron spiral staircase links the ground level to the observation platforms.

6. Maggie’s Center by Steven Holl Architects

Bamboo was CNC-milled to form the stair balustrade. 

7. Molecure Pharmacy by Waterfrom Design

A coppered iron staircase spirals through the center of the pharmacy.

8. University of Sydney Business School by Woods Bagot and Carr Design Group

The atrium staircase veneered in eucalyptus is meant to resemble a single, monumental curled wood shaving.

9. Google London Office by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

The staircases and bridges connect office levels with the penthouse restaurant and roof terrace.

10. Christian Dior Seoul Boutique by Peter Marino Architect

Monitors looping video art by Yorame Mevorach Oyoram line the stairwell.

11. Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel by AC Martin Partners

The sky lobby staircase is on floor 70, paired with Patricia Urquiola sofas.

Check out 8 Simply Amazing Spiral Staircases to see more projects.

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