Asymmetric Staircase Incorporates Sitting Areas

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Japanese architectural firm Acaa built this home in Yakohama, Japan as a home gallery — but it is the exquisitely designed staircase that caught our attention.

The placement of the stairs and small landings, the shapes, the relationships. This is far more than just a staircase. The whole flow is so organic. We can imagine a party, where there are guests sitting on each of the mini-landings. And we love how they’ve used the globe lights – works so well. And we’ve always loved white risers with wood tops. There’s a clear pathway up the stairs, meandering, wandering from side to side. Stopping to sit along the way. Such a simple architectural element, transformed into flow and motion. It doesn’t get any better than that!

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Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.