“Straight Out Of Inception”: Enthralling Optical Illusion Bookstore Will Draw You Into A World Of Fantasy
Straight out of Inception or the grand staircase from ‘Hogwarts Castle’ in the Harry Potter series is a whimsical, mind-tripping bookstore in China. Continue reading »
When Andrew Maynard of Austin Maynard Architects was designing his own home in Melbourne, Australia, he decided to create a staircase that would provide additional storage, as well as be bright and colorful. Continue reading »
Situated in Denmark, the Kalø Tower is a 700 year old historical building. While inaccessible, the architecture studio MAP created a modern spiral staircase turning the place into a superb vantage point mixing archeology and contemporary design. Continue reading »
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When A2Office was designing a new headquarters for KuantoKusta inside an old warehouse in Leça do Balio, Portugal, they decided to make everyone a little more health conscious by adding some interesting information to these stairs. Instead of having just plain stairs, they added graphics that tell you how many calories you’ve burned as you walk up each stair. Continue reading »
When building a house, you plan where your living room, kitchen, bathroom, kids room, and so on is going to be. But what about a room for your dog? Well, this woman used the space under the stairs and transformed it to cute and elegant room for her Chihuahua pet named Pancho. Continue reading »
Andy Martin Architecture were asked by their clients, a family with two young sons, to design the renovation of their home in London. A mostly white play area was included in the renovation, but it also received a pop of fun color from some rainbow stairs, where each stair is a different color. Continue reading »
This kindergarten in Slovenia, designed by Jure Kotnik Architecture, has a staircase where they put a number on each stair, as a subtle way to encourage self-learning. Because kids have little legs, they pay attention to each stair they climb, and by placing the numbers on each stair, it gets them counting in their heads or even out loud.
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Artist duo Zag & Sia has created an awesome project that focuses on the idea of anamorphosis: the couple turns dull, grey stairs in the streets of Paris into works of art that aim to pass on the message of freedom of expression to their wide audience. We certainly expect to see more of them. Continue reading »
Utah Valley University students walks along the bright green lanes painted on the stairs to the gym Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Utah Valley University, in Orem, Utah. Utah Valley University spokeswoman Melinda Colton said the green lanes were intended as a lighthearted way to brighten up the space and get students attention. (Photos by AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Continue reading »
City stairways grey, cold concrete which is often dirty. These Street Artists around the world decided to do something about it. What they have done is nothing short of phenomenal. You won’t believe it. You’ve have to see these incredible transformations that took these stairs from dull to beautiful! Continue reading »
In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers.
“Japanese people find it hard to accept help, they feel obligated to the other person, so the mask really helps me out,” said Mr Tadahiro Kanemasu.
The slender 27-year-old has spent three months being a good Samaritan at the station on Tokyo’s western side. Like many in the city, it has neither elevators nor escalators and a long flight of dimly lit stairs.
Tadahiro Kanemasu, known as the Carry-Your-Pram-Ranger, looks for people to help at the station in Tokyo on Friday, Aug 23, 2013. In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers. (REUTERS) Continue reading »
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