10 Modern Staircases You Won’t Complain About Running Up and Down

You may recall that we have a thing for staircases, as evidenced here and here. New ones are popping up all the time which made us continue the hunt for more. It didn’t take long before stumbling upon these 10 modern staircases that we’d love to run up and down all day. Take a look!

09.25.18 | By
10 Modern Staircases You Won’t Complain About Running Up and Down

Located in Peru, Casa Blanca was designed by Martín Dulanto with not only floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels that disappear to turn the interior into an open air space, but with an eye-popping, spiral orange staircase that connects all the floors.

Photo by Tim Soar

The four-story Modern Mews house was renovated by Coffey Architects and includes this narrow turning oak staircase that comes to an end with a small set of concrete stairs at the bottom. The concrete structure also doubles as a fireplace on the ground floor.

Photo by Hiroyuki Oki

While these all-white stairs might not be as flashy as some, they’re just as spectacular because they cater to our beloved four-legged friends. This Ho Chi Minh City apartment was renovated by 07BEACH to include two side-by-side staircases – one for the humans and for the pets along the long, curved wall. It even has a little railing to keep them safe!

Photo by Tal Nisim

In this Tel Aviv townhouse by David Lebenthal Architects, this suspended staircase on one side of the structure was designed as a focal point for the main living space. The black vertical rods hold shelves to hold plants and other knick knacks to become an ever-changing display throughout the year.

Photo by Rumi Baumann

Norwegian architect Tron Meyer designed this sculptural staircase through his own manufacturing company, Risa Meyer. The Risa staircase is handcrafted out of solid oak wood that’s stacked and spiraled for its unique and architectural look.

Photos by Pernille Kaalund \\\ Styling by Heyhome

When the founders of Spacon & X designed their own Copenhagen apartment, they merged two smaller apartments into a finished 145-square-meter space (approx. 1560-square feet). To make the interior work for their family of four they packed storage wherever they could, including under both sides of the wooden staircase, which separates the kitchen and the guest bedroom. Glass panels on the guest room side of the stairs cloud up when turned on for additional privacy.

Photo by ©Simon Kennedy & ©Inger Marie Grini

This Oslo apartment, designed by Haptic, features this floating white steel staircase suspended in the middle of the main living space. The staircase connects to a wooden storage/sofa unit that doubles as the last few stairs down to the floor.

Photo by Fillippo Bamberghi

Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados designed this jaw-dropping duplex in Brazil with this staircase that looks just as sculptural as the art around it. The stairs are composed of thick treads that make a 90-degree turn down and continue to the floor. Gaps between each stair lets light from underneath escape for a cool visual effect.

Photo by Juan Solano Ojasi

Just south of Lima, the Jorge Marsino Prado-designed ASIA House features this stunning white spiral staircase that’s technically outside but it’s built within the structure. From the inside, the stairs can be seen through floor-to-ceiling windows just off the living room and dining room. The stairs connect the lower floor to the partially covered rooftop deck.

Photo by Roland Halbe

And lastly, Max Núñez designed the Ghat House in Chile to follow along with the steep terrain that faces the Pacific Ocean. The interior spaces are aligned on the diagonal where concrete stairs connect the varying levels.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.