Contemporary Coastal Garden , Vancouver
The objective was to keep the design and detailing uncomplicated. Two sets of stairs are interrupted by two platforms to break the 8-foot elevation difference. The proportions and dimensions of the stairs are generous, so as not to be overwhelmed by the vastness of the surrounding landscape. The steps’ nosings overhang by about 4 inches to achieve a floating feel. They are under-lit with LED strips. The raised platforms are 5 feet wide to allow an easy walking cadence with three strides on each platform.