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This Geometric Staircase Basically Doubles as a Piece of Art

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All photos by Alberto Moncada via <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/04/09/francesco-librizzi-casa-g-sicily-boxy-metal-framed-staircase-mosaic-floor/">Dezeen</a>
All photos by Alberto Moncada via Dezeen

As if a rooftop terrace view of the glistening Tyrrhenian Sea isn't breathtaking enough, Milanese architect Francesco Librizzi has devised a sculptural staircase that makes the climb to the roof a marvelous experience in itself. The project, part of the renovation of an old fisherman's cottage on the northern coast of Sicily, bridges a height difference of over 33 feet via a series of oak platforms slotted on a blackened iron framework. As Librizzi tells Dwell, the ascent he created turns the interior into "a machine for the panorama."

The project is also a delightful study in floor tiling: pastel hexagonal tiles line the ground level while the stair landings and roof terrace offer two different takes on triangular tiles.


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