10 cool staircases in our new book Room

In the spirit of Rem Koolhaas’s Fundamentals, a series of essential but eye-catching interior elements
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Pilotis in a Forest

1 / 10 Pilotis in a Forest

El Batel Conference Centre & Auditorium

2 / 10 El Batel Conference Centre & Auditorium

Liyuan Library

3 / 10 Liyuan Library

Hotel Particulier

4 / 10 Hotel Particulier

Casa Rex

5 / 10 Casa Rex

Casa Rex

6 / 10 Casa Rex

New Delhi: Estate

7 / 10 New Delhi: Estate

Lower Marsh

8 / 10 Lower Marsh

Southampton House

9 / 10 Southampton House

Dover Street Market New York

10 / 10 Dover Street Market New York


Did you catch this year's Rem Koolhaas-curated Venice Biennale exhibition, Fundamentals? The show isolated a building's constituent parts and presented them in a groundbreaking way as individual displays of balconies, corridors, windows, doors and so on.

We thought it would be fun to follow Rem's lead and pick apart the various bits of our great new interior design book, Room, breaking the interiors down into the elements that go to make up an always stunning whole. Today we're focusing on great staircases. 

With this in mind, click through this selection from Room, from rough-hewn steps, to the greatest flights of fancy- Room has them all! Browse through the selection above, check back soon for the next element, and if you like what you see, buy a copy of the book here.


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