As I investigate the options for fixing the problem with my current staircase to the second floor I came upon this Gallery of Unique Stairs.   All I can say is …Amazing!

Some you’ll love, some you’ll detest and others you can only hope nobody has ever slipped and hurt themselves! Below is a gallery of unique and creative staircase designs. Not necessarily the most beautiful or functional, just a collection of interesting concepts that push the boundaries of staircase design into bold and often handrail-less territories. Enjoy!

1. Bookshelf Staircase

looking up and looking down a bookshelf staircase

Design by Levitate

2. Lello Bookshop in Porto, Portugal

famous lello bookshop in porto portugal stairs from above

3. Stairs with Slides

stairs with slides

4. Floating Stairs

black floating stairs with no handrail

Design by École

5. Magic Mountain Stairs in Duisburg, Germany

6. Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil by Oscar Niemeyer

oscar niemeyer brazil foreign ministry staircase

oscar niemeyer brazil foreign ministry staircase

7. Storage Stairs

8. Curvaceous Staircase

curvaceous staircase

Design by Atmost Studio

9. Suspension Bridge Staircase

suspension bridge with stairs

10. Platform Staircase

miniature platforms staircase

11. Ribbon Staircase

staircase from one continuous piece of material

Design by HSH

12. Wavy Staircase at Longchamp Store in New York City

wavy staircase

13. Staircase Made from Shipping Pallets

staircase made of shipping pallets

14. Spiral Staircase with No Center Pole

freeflowing spiral staircase

Design by Patrick Jouin

15. Foldable Attic Staircase

attic staircase foldable

16. Half Spiral

half spiral staircase

Design by Alberto Mozó

17. Shadow Patterns

staircase that creates shadow patterns

18. Hanging Staircase

hanging staircase

19. Hollowed Tree Trunk Staircase

20. Floating Concrete Staircase

21. Floating Staircase

floating staircase design

22. Vertebrae Staircase

stairs that look like human spine vertebrae

23. Split-Level Staircase

split level staircase

Design by nC2architecture

24. Suspended Staircase

suspended staircase

25. Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada

Stairs / Ramp

Photograph by Dean Bouchard

26. Stair Tree

27. Death-Defying Floating Staircase

scary floating staircase

28. Stairs Everywhere

29. Wedge Stairs

triangle staircase

30. Umschreibung (Rewriting) by Olafur Eliasson – Munich, Germany

Umschreibung (Rewriting) staircase sculpture by olafur eliasson

Design by Olafur Eliasson

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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