There is just something intriguing and beautiful about spiral and helicial staircases - the sort of magical "lighter than air" feeling it gives to something architecturally important in combination with the graceful and beautiful structure...
.... of the actual staircases, their step configurations and the lines of their railings.
This impressive gallery of ten examples are all from Spiral Staircase Systems UK, as part of many different architects' projects. Enjoy!
Shown above, top row, left to right:
1. Aspect Capital, Morgan Lowell
2. Theobald's Road, ORMS Architects & Designers
3. Anne Summers, Mackenzie
4. Cleveland Square, Fred Collin
5. Watergate Lane, PS Architects
Images: Spiral Stairs UK
(Originally published 7.19.09 - JL)