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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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wimberosa wrote:
perfect form of function? - Functional requirements also dictate safety. This does have unique form but has minimized a major functional aspect. I'm sure you will differ....but to state this is the "perfect union of functionality, structure and form" looks to be on the outside of the envelop in regard to the definition of "perfection".
   Comment   February 22, 2013
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Also what are the suggested tread and riser measurements pls?
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April 9, 2013 at 9:13PM   
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Rebecca O'Donnell wrote:
love the compact design. what did you use for the rise and run ? - I am doing a stair to a roof deck and have minimal space with a 48"x48" hatch. Want to make the stairs comfortable (currently have a library latter) for guests to bring up to roof.
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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.
September 7, 2012 at 11:42AM   
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