Barn Stair

Connecticut, 2021

Within the untouched landscape of Connecticut, the renovation of an original 1840 barn gave chance to a contemporary reinterpretation of an historical architecture. The dialogue between the wooden framework of the barn and a new metal staircase is the main theme of the intervention.

The spiral staircase lays on a squared footprint. A thin steel structure allows a homogeneous distribution of forces within the framework. Thus giving birth to an original structural hierarchy for a spiral layout: all the horizontal and vertical elements has the same section, including the central pole. Meeting local regulations, the staircase is characterised by a very tight structural pace. As a counterpart to this, a linear wooden handrail brings a continuous soft movement to the architectural promenade.