Stairs can speak louder than words about a house‘s style intentions. Something like a grand staircase of marble steps in monumental homes. I am thinking about the exhaustion people feel going down those stairs.
Modern stairs are less about circulation. They are more about occupying minimal space and becoming abstract objects. Architect Jacopo Mascheroni, designed the loft in Como’s staircase as a great opportunity to make circulation free floating. A feeling of weightlessness with a skin and bone structure of open treads covered in maple wood.
The loft in Como, Italy is an old monastery put to new use: a dream minimalist loft. Maple hardwood floors with custom floor planks; a video projector that plays images on the kitchen wall, hidden cabinets, open spaces, pure white; did I mention everything was custom designed?
I oohed and aaahed at the Jacopo Mascheroni project. It comes pretty close to a dream I can aspire to, when I finally get discovered.