This volume comprises a complete study of stair design and construction, from technical details to the realization of the projects. The examples featured have been selected from the work of renowned international architects and that of emerging, young talent in the fi eld. The architects themselves take readers through these innovative solutions in this fascinating realm of architecture. The information provided includes precise details concerning the width, height and shape of steps, their structural systems, balusters and proportions, etc. Illustrated full color photographs, diagrams and sketches, this book is a valuable source of inspiration for students as well as for the fully-fl edged architect and building professional.
* > Carles Broto, an architecture scholar and one of the founders of the IAC (institute for alternative culture). Following a successful period at the Atrium Group (Barcelona), he has now joined Grupo Links – Structure as the publishing director of various contemporary architecture collections. He is currently investigating the evolution of new American housing, as part of multi-country project. He lives in Barcelona.