Publisher: Birkhauser 2018, ISBN: 9783955533977, Format: Hardcover, 297 x 210 mm, 120pp
From time immemorial, stairs have been the most important vertical access component; they are considered a necessity in a building's space allocation plan. However, stairs not only shape circulation spaces but, depending on their function, geometry, construction and appearance, they lend a unique character to the entire design. The stair is a space-defining element.
An exceptional guide book for any practicing or to be practicing architect, Practice Stairs orders all stair types by design and construction techniques. This book contains an inspirational section of particularly attractive or innovative stairs, plus a detailed planning guide explains the different parts of stairs, construction elements, the types of construction as well as materials, surfaces, handrails and more.