Tate Studio Architects
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Sefcovic Residence southwestern-staircase

Sefcovic Residence

Photo by Mark A. Tate

2011 Gold Nugget Award of Merit
(Custom Home 4,500 - 6,500 sf)

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November 26, 2013
mikecrawley07 wrote:
The copper fascia and fireplace look great. Who did the work?
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Sheetmetal Works of AZ
    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 2:39PM
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May 9, 2013
alleenart wrote:
How was this floor done? - Is this a polished concrete floor?
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    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 1:08PM
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Thanks so much!
    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 1:41PM
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January 28, 2013
Ezat Ghaderi wrote:
pleas tell about this staircas . thanks - pleas tell about this staircas . thanks
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The staircase is tempered glass from Meltdown Glass ad is being supported by metal supports. The steps themselves are engineered to be structurally sound and meet code requirements of friction as to not be slippery.
    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 11:14AM
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Glass stairs are often design with "glass frit" on the top to make them safe. I am going to include some pictures of a recent project we supplied where the glass stairs were used over an exterior water feature - I thought it was a cool project.
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The walls around the stairwell are also angled in deference to the curve, making it necessary for each stair to have a slightly different shape and size from the last. That's where the expert local glass artists at Meltdown Glass came in. "We had a tight budget on the stairwell, but we spent the money where we needed to, on the glass risers," says Tate. Each tread was handcrafted by a glass artist and kiln fired. An engineer was brought in to make sure the stairs were structurally sound, were safe and met codes such as slip-resistance requirements. The stairwell also provides passive solar heating during the winter months, picking up warmth and circulating it. "The sun bathes the staircase in sunlight during certain times of day, transforming it into a crystal staircase," he says. The home is Scottsdale Green Build certified.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Clear Staircases — They're a Real Glass Act
The glass doesn't have to be clear. In fact, the treads will be treated to provide a nonslip walking surface. By manipulating the color or surface treatment, the stairs can be quite lively and fun.

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