Stair(s) of the week solve an old loft design problem : TreeHugger

It’s a perennial problem in designing for places with small lofts: if two people are sharing a bed, somebody is usually climbing over someone as the stairs serve only one side of the bed. Someone gets easy access and the other doesn’t. Hungarian architects Batlab solve the problem: They put a stair up each side.

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Aiming for equality, they told Designboom: “we were trying to validate design and functionality equally, which resulted in our trying to achieve such consistency and homogeneity that can as well incorporate male and female differences.”

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It actually makes a great deal of sense: they get a lot of storage under the stairs, they raise the bed section so that it is easy to climb into, they put glass along the end for safety.

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And you will always find your way in the dark. More photos at ArchDaily and Designboom.

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22 December 2014 | 4:25 pm – Source: treehugger.com

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