Spiral lookout tower gives views of the mountains in Shenzhen

A spiral staircase twists 810 degrees to form a viewpoint designed by architecture studio Doarchi to look out over the mountains close to Shenzhen. Called Tower of Spiral, the stairs wrap around a small pool used for irrigation for nearby fields. Surrounded by grass, sunflower fields and the mountains in the distance, the base of the […]

Concrete spiral staircase disrupts linear interiors of House in Ashiya

A spiral staircase breaks the linear geometry in a Japanese house designed by Kazunori Fujimoto Architects & Associates, which is made nearly entirely of concrete. The house is built for a couple and their four children and sits at the base of Mount Rokko, a popular tourist destination, in the Hyōgo prefecture. The studio designed […]

Concrete spiral staircase twists through an open plan office by Hildebrand

A spiral staircase made of concrete rises through the centre of an open-plan office designed by architecture studio Hildebrand in Steinhausen, Switzerland. Winding its way up the building’s four levels, the staircase ends with a large elliptical skylight that brings light into the centre of each floor. Photo is by Erica Overmeer Hildebrand designed the […]

Snøhetta to build Shanghai Grand Opera House with spiral staircase roof

Snøhetta has revealed visuals for a major new opera house in Shanghai, featuring a spiralling stepped roof that will connect the upper levels of the building with a riverside plaza. The architecture and design firm, which was founded in Norway, teamed up with Chinese studio ECADI on its competition-winning design for the Shanghai Grand Opera House. Set to be […]

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