A Unique Safety Barrier Was Creatively Designed For These Stairs

MINAX Architects have designed an 'ice-cracked' rebar safety barrier for these modern stairs. #ModernStairs #Design #Interiors

Photography by Zhigang Lu

 

When MINAX Architects were designing this room in Shanghai, China, they decided to add a sculptural touch to the interior by surrounding the stairs with a ‘cracked-ice’ design.

 

MINAX Architects have designed an 'ice-cracked' rebar safety barrier for these modern stairs. #ModernStairs #Design #Interiors

Photography by Zhigang Lu

The European pine wood and stone stairs, which have hidden lighting under each stair tread, guiding you up to the Buddha room.


MINAX Architects have designed an 'ice-cracked' rebar safety barrier for these modern stairs. #ModernStairs #Design #Interiors

Photography by Zhigang Lu

The ‘cracked-ice’ barrier that travels both floors of the building, was created by welding rebar together, which was then painted white.


MINAX Architects have designed an 'ice-cracked' rebar safety barrier for these modern stairs. #ModernStairs #Design #Interiors

Photography by Zhigang Lu

Not only does the design provide a safety barrier for the stairs, but it also allows light to easily travel throughout the space.


MINAX Architects have designed an 'ice-cracked' rebar safety barrier for these modern stairs. #ModernStairs #Design #Interiors

Photography by Zhigang Lu | Architecture firm: MINAX Architects | Lead Architects: Zhigang Lu | Design Team: Congyi Huang, Li Liu, Zhirui Liu, Dingpeng Liang, Like Niu

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