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From cantilevered wooden treads “as thin as plates” to a conceptual flight of steps attached midway up a skyscraper, the latest stories about noteworthy staircases from around the world.

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To take advantage of the sloping site, this volume of the Canine and Feline Hotel is two storeys, with a staff area with showers and a locker room accessed via a spiral staircase.

Raulino Silva Arquitecto designs a hotel for cats and dogs in Portugal

To take advantage of the sloping site, this volume of the Canine and Feline Hotel is two storeys, with a staff area with showers and a locker room accessed via a spiral staircase.

The studio has left behind some time-worn elements that hint at how long the building has been around – for example, the dramatic zigzag staircase that links together all the levels of the hotel backs onto a wall of crumbling bricks.

Shaker-inspired rooms feature in Mexico City's Círculo Mexicano hotel

The studio has left behind some time-worn elements that hint at how long the building has been around – for example, the dramatic zigzag staircase that links together all the levels of the hotel backs onto a wall of crumbling bricks.

The bedrooms are linked to the main living area by a black kitchen, which features a seating area at one end and a spiralling, black staircase at the other that leads to the first floor.

Tactile 6M House in Ecuador nestles into its natural surroundings

The bedrooms are linked to the main living area by a black kitchen, which features a seating area at one end and a spiralling, black staircase at the other that leads to the first floor.

The floors of this house are connected by a large, white terrazzo staircase on the east edge, while the second-floor bedrooms are connected via a bridge that overhangs the first floor. Dezeen, Open Up, Vietnam, Living Spaces, Stairs, House, Terrazzo, Second Floor, Architecture

Arched living spaces open up Vom House to the outside

The floors of this house are connected by a large, white terrazzo staircase on the east edge, while the second-floor bedrooms are connected via a bridge that overhangs the first floor.

The two-storey dwelling, aptly named Portobello, was updated to introduce light-filled spaces and a connection to nature to help the owners disconnect from the bustle of the Irish capital. Dublin House, Garden Bedroom, Timber Structure, Floor To Ceiling Windows, House Extensions, Large Windows, Bay Window, Concrete Floors, Beautiful Space

Scullion Architects folds Portobello house extension around courtyard

The two-storey dwelling, aptly named Portobello, was updated to introduce light-filled spaces and a connection to nature to help the owners disconnect from the bustle of the Irish capital.

A black wooden staircase that leads to the first floor is concealed behind a wall and features treads that double as storage units. Helsinki, Wooden Staircases, Timber Cladding, Balcony Railing, Timber House, Wood Detail, Apartment Interior, Solar Panels, Building A House

Ortraum Architects builds timber 12 studio beside house in Helsinki

A black wooden staircase that leads to the first floor is concealed behind a wall and features treads that double as storage units.

A flight of black metal stairs can then be used to reach the casual meeting area that sits up top. Bar Interior, Interior Stairs, Interior Design, Industrial Architecture, Interior Architecture, Copenhagen Hotel, Metal Stairs, Brick Facade, Ground Floor Plan

Grey shades permeate interiors of Austria's Clemens Strobl winery

A flight of black metal stairs can then be used to reach the casual meeting area that sits up top.

Walker's centrepiece is the children's spiralling blue slide, which plummets through the heart of the house and connects the basement level to the ground floor. Interior Stairs, Apartment Interior, Wooden Staircases, Stairways, Walker House, Wood Cladding, Stair Railing, Railings, House Entrance

Slide is centrepiece of Walker house renovation by Reflect Architecture

Walker's centrepiece is the children's spiralling blue slide, which plummets through the heart of the house and connects the basement level to the ground floor.

Alongside the atrium on the ground floor will be a reception area, a 500 square-metre shop and a cafe, which also has outdoor seating. The museum exhibits including an interactive chocolate tour, which were designed by Atelier Brückner, were placed on the floors above. Atrium, Red Brick Exteriors, Glazed Brick, Lake Zurich, Green Facade, Chocolate Fountains, Spiral Staircase, Staircases, Christen

Christ & Gantenbein unwraps Lindt Home of Chocolate on Lake Zurich

Alongside the atrium on the ground floor will be a reception area, a 500 square-metre shop and a cafe, which also has outdoor seating. The museum exhibits including an interactive chocolate tour, which were designed by Atelier Brückner, were placed on the floors above.

Surman Weston creates modern mock-Tudor home in Surbiton. British Architecture, Brick Paneling, Internal Courtyard, Concrete Stairs, Timber Beams, A Frame House, Brick Facade, Tudor House, Ground Floor Plan

Surman Weston creates modern mock-Tudor home in Surbiton

Surman Weston creates modern mock-Tudor home in Surbiton.

A double-height void accommodates a small study area and a stairwell that leads up to the Bondi Bombora's sleeping quarters.  Cocoon-like pendant lamps made from black and white mesh cascade down the centre. Texture Architecture, Plans Architecture, Architecture Details, Interior Architecture, Glass Conservatory, Luigi, Journal Du Design, Study Areas, Small Study Area

Luigi Rosselli Architects creates wavy facade for Bondi Bombora house

A double-height void accommodates a small study area and a stairwell that leads up to the Bondi Bombora's sleeping quarters. Cocoon-like pendant lamps made from black and white mesh cascade down the centre.

The entire back wall of the stairwell has been in-built with a towering bookshelf. More books can be stored in the stepped shelving unit that's been built to sit alongside the steps. Luigi, Glass Conservatory, Sydney, Journal Du Design, Storey Homes, Wooden Dining Tables, Color Tile, Metal Roof, Bay Window

Luigi Rosselli Architects creates wavy facade for Bondi Bombora house

The entire back wall of the stairwell has been in-built with a towering bookshelf. More books can be stored in the stepped shelving unit that's been built to sit alongside the steps.

On the other side of the fourth floor, meeting rooms for staff and clients sit under the mezzanine floor, which is reached by a refurbished wooden staircase. Mezzanine Floor, Industrial Style Lighting, Loft Studio, Exposed Brick Walls, Wooden Staircases, Contemporary Office, Arched Windows, Old Building, In Mumbai

Studio PKA turns heritage building in Mumbai into own architects' studio

On the other side of the fourth floor, meeting rooms for staff and clients sit under the mezzanine floor, which is reached by a refurbished wooden staircase.

The bespoke staircase in Step House by Grey Griffiths Architects allows light to pass from the original end-of-terrace workers' cottage into an extension. Staircase Handrail, New Staircase, Minimal Home, Minimalist Home Decor, Architecture Details, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Bespoke Staircases, Narrow Lot House Plans

Step House extension built around perforated birch-ply staircase

The bespoke staircase in Step House by Grey Griffiths Architects allows light to pass from the original end-of-terrace workers' cottage into an extension.

A staircase punctured with rectangle-shaped holes is the focal point of this two-storey extension Grey Griffiths Architects has added to a workers' cottage in west London. Bespoke Staircases, Single Storey Extension, New Staircase, Staircase Design, London Property, Birch Ply, Kitchens And Bedrooms, Ground Floor Plan, Interior Stairs

Step House extension built around perforated birch-ply staircase

A staircase punctured with rectangle-shaped holes is the focal point of this two-storey extension Grey Griffiths Architects has added to a workers' cottage in west London.

Brazilian studio MNMA has designed a spiral concrete stair and folding polycarbonate doors in this botanical store, yoga classroom and restaurant in São Paulo. Studio Image, Concrete Stairs, Door Sets, Natural Earth, Weathered Wood, Womens Clothing Stores, Muted Colors, Outdoor Areas, Geometric Shapes

Folding polycarbonate wall reveals earthy interiors of São Paulo wellness space Dois Trópicos

Brazilian studio MNMA has designed a spiral concrete stair and folding polycarbonate doors in this botanical store, yoga classroom and restaurant in São Paulo.