Staircases | An Architect Explains

A stairway, staircase, stairwell, flight of stairs, or simply stairs is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. When you think of Stairs, there are hundreds of possibilities in terms of the shapes, the design, the location and the materials that can be used. To help you decide on the best Staircase, an Architect has explained Staircases …..

Stairs Terminology | An Architect Explains

There are many technical terms used with Staircases and they can be quite confusing. So the first thing you need to know are the terms associated with Stairs which have been explained here by an Architect. Read on…..

Designing A Staircase | An Architect Explains

The designing of Staircases is gaining importance nowadays, as they are very visible and can be a central design feature of a home. Curved, cantilevered, spiral or suspended, in steel, glass, wood, copper or aluminium – infinite possibilities have been opened up by clever design and engineering. As an Architect practising in Bangalore, India, I see the potential to add that ‘wow factor’ to a house using Staircases. So here are some tips on planning a Staircase …..

Types of Stairs | An Architect Explains

When choosing the shape of the staircase, the following aspects should be taken into account: Space available, Intensity of usage, Form (Shape) preferred, Convenience and safety. Here is a brief description of the different types of Staircases and their shapes as seen in plan…..

Vastu Guidelines For Stairs | An Architect Explains

Staircases not only provide access from one floor to the other, but also help the energy that enters your home, called Prana, to move unobstructed, up and down easily and smoothly. If staircases are not placed properly, they can inhibit the proper flow of energy throughout the home. So to to ensure the smooth flow of Prana up and down stairs, it is worthwhile to read the Vastu Shastra tips for stairs …..

Feng Shui For Staircases | An Architect Explains

Staircases can help the energy that enters our home, called Chi, to move unobstructed. If staircases are not placed properly, they can inhibit the proper flow of Chi throughout the home. Sometimes badly placed stairs can harm individuals both physically and financially. But there are remedies…..