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Glass Stair modern-staircase

Glass Stair

Photography-Hedrich Blessing

Fairbanks Residence:
The combination of three apartments was done to create one free flowing living space with over 4,800 SF connecting the 39th and 40th floors, with amazing views of Chicago. A new glass stair replaces an existing wood stair in the penthouse residence, and allows light to pour deep into the home and creates a calming void in the space. The glass is used as the primary structural material and only stainless steel is used for connection clips. The glass assembly of both tread and wall includes 3 layers of ½” lo-iron tempered glass with an AVB interlayer and hinge-like connector under tread and at connection to concrete to allow for rotation or vertical movement of up to one inch. The fireplace module incorporates the minimal gas and stone fireplace with hidden cabinet doors, an HVAC fan coil, and the LCD TV. The full height absolute-white kitchen wall also has a large working island in white oak that ends in an eat-in table. Solid wide plank hickory is used on the floor to compliment the rift-cut white oak cabinetry in the fireplace and kitchen, the tower’s concrete structure, and the plaster walls throughout painted in 4 different whites.

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mydearjm wrote:
Glass stairs - Do you mind sharing the name of manufacturer of those stairs? Was the glass wall considered as a more cost-effective solution, compared to a glass balustrade? Thank you very much.
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We designed and built this custom stair.
September 28, 2013 at 6:37AM   
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John Hill added this to 12 Singular Architectural Interiors
This staircase in a Chicago high-rise duplex is 99 percent glass: glass walls, glass treads, glass guardrails. Only the hand rail and steel connections are a different material. The choice of a glass staircase means light can filter from one floor to the other.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Clear Staircases — They're a Real Glass Act
If space allows, a glass stair can become a stunning room-size light fixture. The stair won't block the light from above and, with glass walls surrounding it, transforms what could be a dark and gloomy interior.

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