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M Lofts modern-staircase

M Lofts

Two custom designed loft beds carefully integrated into the bedrooms of an apartment in a converted industrial building. The alternate tread stair was designed to be a perfect union of functionality, structure and form. With regard to functionality, the stair is comfortable, safe to climb, and spatially efficient; the open sides of the stair provide ample and well-placed grip locations. With regard to structure, the triangular geometry of the tread, riser and stringer allows for the tread and riser to be securely and elegantly fastened to a single, central, very minimal stringer.

Project team: Richard Goodstein, Joshua Yates
Contractor: Perfect Renovation, Brooklyn, NY
Millwork: cej design, Brooklyn, NY
Photography: Christopher Duff

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February 22, 2013
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Also what are the suggested tread and riser measurements pls?
    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 7:46PM
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September 4, 2012
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Each half of the stair is dimensioned as follows: 10" tread (nosing to nosing), 12" tread (nosing to bottom of riser), 22" riser.
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