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FRIDAY FUNNY: Watch Your Step…

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Construction & Renovation, Facility Management, Friday Funny

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Published on March 05, 2010 with 4 Comments

Staircases are just staircases, right? Well, not always. Sometimes, a clever designer taps the talents of a diligent engineer, and the results can be pretty impressive. Take a look…

This one would be confusing at first. Start with the wrong foot and you are in trouble.

Here’s a practical idea…the two bottom steps both open up for additional storage.

Unnaturally natural….

Another great use of space (my personal favorite)…
Going up:

And going down:

Better on paper than in practice?

Another example where footing is essential.
Going up (left) and down (right):

Colorful, but nauseating. Does this one come with a sick bag?

Does this pass code?

Or this?

This looks more like a sliding board than a staircase.

Perhaps this is what it looks like inside the condo for the Keebler elves?

Many thanks to Evelyn Schwartz for submitting this post.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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There are currently 4 Comments on FRIDAY FUNNY: Watch Your Step…. Perhaps you would like to add one of your own?

  1. These are great photos of stairs done by some very creative people.

  2. That first staggered stair system is being used by at least one manufactured home manufacturer in South Dakota for their log homes.

  3. Any idea who designed the book shelf stair case? I am interested in using it.

  4. awesome … I love it when people start becoming innovative with construction/ architecture. Most concepts used now are nearly pre-historic. The construction world needs to re-vamp as does the architechtural world!

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