The Impressive Stair Handrails || Episode1

Have you ever got confused about the popping-up interior designs? The elements in a design seem giddy and complicated, or sometimes useless. Many problems happened is not because people are not aware of design but they lay too much emphasis on it. Simply, when we peel off the redundancy, the design is revealed. 

Nowadays, good design tends to pick one main highlight as the POINT. The stair is a great choice to be the highlight, which is a practical hint in a building.

In this article, we select 3 impressive stair designs on different occasions in China. They are of much inspiration to us.

Designed by Andou Tadao
Location: Foshan, China
Source from good & archdaily

Key word: balance

The character “HE” (和) has a connotation of balance and good luck. The design of the building takes “harmony” as the theme. From the architectural design to the craftsmanship on the details, are presented through a variety of circles. This is an attempt to create a new culture center that integrates Cantonese culture by extracting the unique meaning of its geometric form in the regional context.

The museum is deigned in a circle, and
in the center of the building, the double-helix staircase constructs the axis of the building. The staircase stands in the center, made by slick concrete. The stair is of extreme Tadao style. The project filled with natural light flowing from the central “sky well” to the exhibition spaces, generates an atrium with double-helix staircases that reinterprets contemporary traditional Chinese architectural principles. Creating mainly circular exhibition spaces, Ando drew inspiration from the waterside pavilions found in the Lingnan’s heritage.

【Zhenyige Chengdu Headquarters Renovation】
Designed by: Fanzhu Design
Location: Chengdu, China
Source from ArchDaily

Key word: Red

How does a nice staircase change the vibe? This interior design may give you some hints.

Considering that this is an office for a game design team, bringing some dynamic and unconventional elements are the original design concept.

Red Dragon:” The red staircase is a folded space device, like a flying red dragon. The whole "Red Dragon" is composed of a 4mm thick hot-rolled steel plate, which has a solid sculptural feel and is as thin as 10 cm above the ground makes it float in the entire space. The dislocation and balance between light and heavy create a dramatic visual effect, and the subtle difference in colors inside and outside brings an ambiguous sense of space, which inspires the interest and impulse of "playing". The unique shape breaks the monotonous and plain pattern of the floors and connects the open spaces of each floor to form a staggered atrium. Walking among them makes people "enter into the play" in an instant. In the moment of walking and encountering, they can experience the fun of use, move their bodies, and inspire inspiration.

By using a bold color, you can also have a dynamic atmosphere in your space.


【JE Beijing Restaurant】
Location: Beijing, China
Designed by FUNUN LAB
Source from ArchDaily

Key word: Flow

The design originated from the hope of JE's host — “to create the restaurant into a designed space that is both artistic and practical”.

Modern is the first impression coming to the guest’s head. The light and shade of the light mixed on the concrete façade, creating a restrained tone in the space giving a base for the staircase in the center. The designer removed the floor of the original space and set up a metal staircase in the grand space, connected to the second-floor outdoor terrace.

The color of the staircase is oriental red, and the shape is derived from the ribbon. As far as the eyes can see, there is no rigid cover, and the semi-enclosed space is inspired by the Chinese courtyard.
This “Oriental red ribbon” leads the entire space, pretty charming, and gathers all the attention. And led it became a dynamic space.

The color and the curve of the staircase provide the space another expression, dissolving the rigidity and coldness brought by cement and metal in the space and a special portion that the guests can remember especially.

JINLING Inspirations:

1. In eastern aesthetics, balance and harmony are the forever theme. Even though the stair is a leviathan, the design can find a balance in colors and materials.

2. Do you know the color theory? Red always stands for enthusiasm. An exaggerating color like this can break down the normal and make the whole space different. So, maybe next time, if you want to change the mood, just be bold to use unexpected colors. 

3. Just go with the flow shall be the most difficult requirement for designers. This flowing expression is also a challenge for the manufacturer.

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