Detail in Contemporary Staircase Design provides a revealing insight into this most sculptural of architectural elements. Featuring many of the world's most highly acclaimed architects, as well as emerging practitioners, the book presents 40 recently completed staircase designs, found in homes, galleries, shops, hotels, public buildings, and offices across the world.
In addition to the visual and descriptive presentation of this staircase collection, the book provides an overview of various national building regulations and structural requirements that must be observed when creating staircases, which will serve as a useful and lasting source of reference.
These ingenious projects, ranging from the austerely minimal to the ornate and eclectic, are presented with a concise descriptive text, color photographs, and specially drawn scale plans, sections, and construction details.
Paul Barton is Senior Designer/Draughtsman at the UK staircase manufacturer Spiral Staircase Systems. A graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, his recent work includes staircases for Hermès, JP Morgan, EMI/Virgin, the British Council in Kuala Lumpur, and Glyndebourne Opera house.