ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE︱ STAIRS
The space a stairway occupies can be great, but its form can be fitted into an interior in several ways. It can be treated as an additive form or as a volumetric solid from which space has been carved out for movement as well as rest.
The stairway can run along one of the edges of a room, wrap around the space, or fill its volume. It can be woven into the boundaries of a space or be extended into a series of platforms for seating or terraces for activity.
A stairway can be an organizing element and weave together a series of spaces at different levels of a building or outdoor space.
A stairway can skirt an edge or wind around the boundaries of a space.
A stairway can be expressed as a sculptural form either attached to an
edge or freestanding within a space.
奥德·韦斯特伯里住宅 迈耶 Plan oblique of living room stair, House in Old Westbury, New York, 1969–71, Richard Meier
Architecture form, space and order