This Spiral Staircase Has Zones For Relaxation And Creative Thinking

Living Staircase By Paul Cocksedge

 

Paul Cocksedge has recently completed the Living Staircase, a sculptural centrepiece in the Ampersand Building in London.

 

Living Staircase By Paul Cocksedge

The project description

Paul Cocksedge’s design removes the load-bearing pillar from the centre of a traditional staircase design and replaces it with a series of zones for relaxation, creative thinking and informal workplace interaction.

Living Staircase By Paul Cocksedge

Planting along the entire balustrade forms a ‘flying’ garden which can be tended by the office community and there is potential for the staircase to include edible planting such as fresh mint.

Living Staircase By Paul Cocksedge

Paul said: “If a staircase is essentially about going from A to B, there is now a whole world living and breathing in the space between the two. I hope the Living Staircase will be used in ways we hadn’t at all expected! This is the beauty of it: it allows so much space for all kinds of activities. I’m really looking forward to Ampersand’s staff taking over the structure and making it totally their own.”

Living Staircase By Paul Cocksedge

Design: Paul Cocksedge
Photography: Mark Cocksedge

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