Amazing Spiral Staircase With Book Shelves

Amazing Spiral Staircase With Book Shelves

Aaron Able
Mar 22, 2010

Found on Dezeen, this amazing staircase is in the former home of Portuguese poet and philosopher Antero de Quental. Though he lived there for only a decade — 1881-1891 — the building was recently converted into a literary center and the spiral staircase with integrated book shelves takes center stage.

Resembling a nautilus, the wide spiral stairs were part of the gut renovation of the interior of the building by Architect Manuel Maia Gomes. The stairs are encircled by a book shelf of translucent plexiglass elements that allows natural light from exterior windows to pass through into the interior of the stairs.

For more images and information from the architect and photographer, see Dezeen | House Antero de Quental by Manuel Maia Gomes.

Images: Fernando Guerra

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