There is something endlessly fascinating and mysterious about the spiral staircase. Hinting at adventures and undiscovered knowledge, the construction is a link between two separate floors and acts as a gateway of thoughts. This design by American studio Matter Design is a wonderful example of this in action.

Above and top: photographs by Brandon Clifford

Named Helix. the design has been constructed at 50% size to make it easier to present and display to interested parties. The designers say that the reduced scale made it easier to experiment with heavy concrete materials and create a sense of fun. As Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee explain; “It is both column and stair, yet hangs from the ceiling. Its uncertainty and changed scale inject playful characteristics into the surrounding space, while maintaining an allegiance to the past and known.”

Helix will be on exhibit at the BSA Space in Boston, USA until May 15, 2013.

For more on Matter Design check out their site.

April 19th, 2013

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