DeForest Architects
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Art House Stair modern-staircase

Art House Stair

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September 30, 2012
playa wrote:
I love your stair rail. Who manufactured it for you?
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DeForest Architects
The handrail along the side walls were custom-made by Five Star Metals. The stair itself and steel plate stringer/guardrail was built by a team lead by the general contractor, Roberts Wygal John DeForest
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R.J. Wood Architects
Just beautiful. It looks like fabric in the picture. It's rigid enough? Has it held up well?
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March 6, 2012
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TKS and congratulations for the great and innovative solution.
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Derivi Construction & Architecture, Inc.
What is the size of holes of the perforated steel?
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John Hill added this to Artful Stairs: Continuity in Steel
... the stairs have more opacity. Note that these steps span from the solid steel guardrail in the center of the stair to the adjacent wall, without any intermediate support.
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The architect here created a light-filled stair tower by using thin folded plates of steel to support the perforated metal treads. The folding reinforces the stair assembly and doubles as a guardrail — and makes the stair an art object.

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