A staircase can be so much more than a way to get from A to B. Whether you need additional storage or want to open (or divide) a space with a gorgeous structural element, a thoughtfully-designed staircase can easily become the star of your home. Here are some ideas to elevate your stairs to the next design level.
While often associated with a more contemporary look, an open tread staircase can work in a variety settings and materials, as these 21 homes demonstrate. From a minimalist wood and steel design in Malibu to a traditional spiral shape in a mahogany paneled library, see how top designers and architects incorporate this bold look into their spaces.
Wallpaper* Architects’ Directory is our annual round-up of exciting emerging architecture studios. US studio Soft-Firm and its Brooklyn-brownstone transformation Generation House excited us, and the practice has joined the 2022 list