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The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge

Architecture, Design | November 18, 2013 |

Paul Cocksedge The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge

The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge

This spiral staircase conceived by London designer Paul Cocksedge will feature balustrades overflowing with plants and circular spaces where employees can take time out from their work. Paul Cocksedge designed The Living Staircase for Ampersand, a new office building in London’s Soho dedicated to creative businesses.

Paul Cocksedge The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge

The design concept is for a staircase that is about “more than a means of moving from floor to floor”. By widening the diameter of the spiral and excluding the central column, there will be enough space to create three circular platforms that can be used as social spaces.

Paul Cocksedge The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge

“The Living Staircase is actually a combination of staircase and room, of movement and stillness, vertical and horizontal”, said Cocksedge. “At every turn there is an opportunity to stop and look, smell, read, write, talk, meet, think, and rest. 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“, he added.

Paul Cocksedge The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge

Plants and herbs will be sown into the tops of the balustrade. The hope is that employees will turn the greenery into a working garden, adding ingredients to their lunches and making fresh mint tea.

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