Inspired by the ‘Staircase III’ by Do-Ho Suh installation, this staircase hangs from the ceiling to create a striking architectural form. The large seamless perforated balustrade panels suspend the stairs above the floor to give a porosity and transparency to the design. The stair flights and balustrade panels are formed from 5mm steel plates which were powder-coated to give the distinctive colour and form a durable wearing surface. Lateral loads on the balustrade are resisted by a combination of plate bending and membrane action generated by tension forces in the hanger panels.
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A staircase that hangs from the ceiling to create a striking architectural form