Intersection of Architecture and Manufacturing to create Staircase

In the 21st century, everything is associated with multiple domains, the combination of two or more domains is a must for any product to get developed.Engineering and Business is one of such combination through which most of the companies are working. The innovative ideas and engineering works reach the people through marketing. Trending combination of education and internet is a huge success now.You can acquire knowledge on any topic without a teacher.

Similarly, Architects and Manufacturers combined together to create beautiful work. Everyone knows that beautiful entrance will impart good impression, An example of this is staircase and railings. It is an important area of focus for an Architect or an Interior Designer to create good art.

Below are some of the types of railings and some good ideas which you can use in your upcoming projects.

1. THE WOOD AND STEEL PANEL RAILINGS IN HOUSES

In this kind of railings , handrail is made of wood with the extreme level of finish, round corners are provided for better grip to visitors hands.The Railings made of steel are powder-coated and exposed to steel fasteners.The colour of powder coating is the choice of a designer or owner. White powder coated panels allow sufficient light through it in staircase area.So it’s used in most of the designs.
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2. SPIRAL RAILINGS IN VREUGDENHIL DAIRY FOODS, NETHERLANDS

While designing the interior of the food industry, designers used circular and spiral means to create visually striking work. Stairs and railings have been designed with the support of EeStairs’s stucco EeSoffit. EeSoffit provides significant gloss paint finish to railings.It made the railings highly reflective and scratch resistant.
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3. A CROSSED RAILING MADE FROM STEEL ROD IN GENEVA

Architect group named Keller Architects have come up with a new type of designs in a staircase and railings.They have replaced the wooden stair with plank of concrete. Steel tension rods are attached to the stairs as railings.It has imparted the charming look to staircases of house.
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4. ORNATE LASER CUT RAILINGS IN PARIS

Michael Hermann an architect used the modern technology of laser cutting in renovating railings of the 18th-century building. He replaced the old railings with new laser cut railings, the replaced railing contained old antique pattern design carved on it .This enhanced the range of light entering the building.The modern touch to the old building turned out to be a new design in architectural field.
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5. A GLOSSY VERTICAL CABLE RAILINGS IN STAIRCASES

Barber McMurry, An Architect from the USA found new ideas to create new types of staircase and railings.Sleek vertical cables are used as railings in staircase, Vertical cables act as a transparent screen and separates both sides of the staircase.
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BEHIND THE SCREEN OF BEAUTIFUL STAIRCASE AND RAILING

Till now we learnt about type of railings, now we shall look how they have been manufactured.

The Architectural part and the Beauty of spiral or a traditional U-turn staircase is appreciated by the viewers.The effortless walk, the dynamic experience is provided by staircase and railings to the person walking towards the ceiling.But there is someone else also who worked behind the screen to create the beautiful art, they are manufacturers and engineers.

The creation of spiral staircase and railings is a highly challenging work, that’s why architects trying to design such spiral shape staircase go to some manufacturer who can work on the custom designed staircase.

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There are multiple steps involved in the construction of staircase.

  1. Reading the design specification by manufacturer.
  1. Ordering the raw materials.
  1. Shaping raw material to shape in design specification with dimensional accuracy.
  1. Good finish to the shaped materials.(Edge finish, surface finish).
  1. Test stringer by setting it in place.
  1. Installation of steps and railings
  1. Stabilization check for stairs and railings

8. Final finishing step for the staircase.

The video below is showing the constructional details of the spiral staircase.

Let’s look at experience shared by manufacturers who has done customized staircase and railing.

Serett Metalworks“Brooklyn based manufacturers who are doing custom designed stairs from 20 years.Joshua Young, founder and CEO of the company shared the challenges that they faced while constructing the stairs.sometimes they didn’t have newel that supports high strength material, the design doesn’t fit the railings, handrails are included outside the circle, stairs are too steep sometimes, During which designs will be changed and stairs are constructed.Depending on cost and design, material selection is done for railings.

An Architect cannot take the complete decision on manufacturing details of the stairs and Manufacturer cannot take decisions on design.it’s the combination work. An Architect will dream of something and Manufacturer give life to that dream.