LG House - Interior StairsModern Staircase, Edmonton
LG House (Edmonton)
Design :: thirdstone inc. [^]
Photography :: Merle Prosofsky
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A straight-run stair is just that: a stair that doesn't turn or curve or something else. It just simply travels in a straight line from a lower floor to an upper floor and vice versa.Though we'll be looking in detail at a closed-riser stair, this stair has open risers. Some building departments don't allow such a stair design, as there's a fear that small children may slip between the treads and fall.What's interesting in this stair is that the open risers are kept narrow, 4 inches or less, to comply with the local building code and still be open.
The open-riser staircase gives the appearance of floating wood slabs — in this case, more maple with a walnut stain. Apart from looking cool, the design lets the homeowners see from the workstation to the entryway, and allows air circulation between the two floors. Thirdstone came up with an economical design for the handrail: The architects developed the middle brackets, then purchased 1 1/4-inch wood dowels from a hardware store. The painting was purchased in Bali and picks up the various wood tones in the house.