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Rutledge Street Residence modern-staircase

Rutledge Street Residence

With little to work with but the potential for wonderful light and views, we have given this 1950's Bernal Heights residence an expansive feel that belies its limited square footage. Key to our design is a new staircase (strategically placed to accommodate a future third floor addition), which transforms the entryway and upper level. We collaborated with Andre Caradec of S/U/M Architecture on the design and fabrication of the unique guardrail. The pattern is the result of many considerations: a desire for the perforations to modulate relative to eye level while ascending and descending the stair, the need for a lightweight and self-supporting structure, and, as always, the complex dynamic between design intent, constructability and cost.

Photography: Matthew Millman

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Designed by Schwartz and Architecture with consultant SUM, the screen is a billowing plastic wall whose expression was certainly formed using computers. Different-size rectangular openings are worked into a grid that undulates to create a vertical counterpoint to the wood treads.

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Rachel Gubser added this to Elkhorn Interiors
September 3, 2014
veroniquehilstrom added this to Wall Construction Materials -VH
April 9, 2014
Plastic - This material would be used to create neat designs and textures on a wall, it would be used in modern homes and public buildings.
jlogan996 added this to Wall Construction Materials
March 26, 2014
Plastic Wall - found in fancy homes to create texture and detail within certain rooms.
Mary Pat Curran/Curran Interiors added this to Project Cassie: Hand rails
March 16, 2014
Love clean handrail idea to use at Cassie's with wood and brackets
rajelee added this to Wall Construction Materials. - RD
March 6, 2014
Plastic Walls: Are used in fancy homes to create texture and detail within certain rooms.
Marshall Young added this to around the house
July 13, 2013
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July 12, 2013
stair case partition
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June 20, 2013
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March 20, 2013
Interesting wall design pattern
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March 4, 2013
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January 15, 2013
stair rail replacement
Brent Potter added this to mid mod exterior
December 10, 2012
stairs & stringer
BarboraSacher added this to Přednáška - čalounění, obložení, 3D panely
November 22, 2012
Obložení stěny plastovými reliéfními panely
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October 17, 2012
Stair wall
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July 1, 2012
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June 20, 2012
Feature wall
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May 27, 2012
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May 22, 2012
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May 15, 2012
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May 11, 2012
delaram added this to elements & Principles of Design
May 7, 2012
Bad use of texture
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May 5, 2012
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May 4, 2012
amakin added this to Interiors
April 22, 2012
Texture wall
COLORS and TEXTURES at home, LLC added this to kathrynwalsh1's ideas
April 21, 2012
A great way to treat a staircase.
Fine Art & Portraits by Laurel added this to stairways
April 18, 2012
screen guardrail
mlaura added this to Design details
April 18, 2012
stair/wall treatment
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April 18, 2012
wall panelling
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April 18, 2012
wall design
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April 14, 2012
Wall and stairs
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April 11, 2012
Live this sliding door. You can change the way the wall looks from the stairs!
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January 15, 2012
Pared escalera
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