Lyrical Staircase Resembles a Strand of DNA Twisting Inside of a Two-Story Home

You might not think much about stairs, but their design can make the architecture of a home a step above the rest. Architect Eisa Ghasemain of Khesht Architecture Studio has created a staircase that is awe-inspiring in both its function and striking minimalist aesthetic. The compact design has an overall silhouette that is reminiscent of a strand of DNA as it flows from one story of the building to another.

Ghasemain found the experience of designing this project challenging but ultimately rewarding. “One of my best experiences was the design of this staircase,” she writes on Instagram. Among the dilemmas she faced were how to logistically implement the stairs once the design was created.  She settled on a metal inner structure in which the pieces are fused together and are all concealed by a wood cover. This gives them strength while maintaining a natural appearance.

Ghasemain shared the constructed staircase on her Instagram. In addition to those photos, digital artist Ander Alencar made a stunning rendering of the design which shows it in a darker wood.

Architect Eisa Ghasemain created a modern stair design that looks like a strand of DNA.

Ander Alencar created a stunning 3D rendering of the design in a darker wood.

Eisa Ghasemain: Website | Instagram
h/t: [Twisted Sifter]

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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