We are in the process of designing and fabricating the stair and railings for the house. We knew that we wanted to convey a sort of industrial sense in some of the interior finishes, and steel seemed like the appropriate material for both the railings and the stair. The steel will be a nice contrast to the concrete on the first floor and the plywood on the second floor.
Essentially, we want both the stair and railing to convey a sense of openness and reinforce the open space in the house. As a result, we are doing a horizontal cable railing and the stair will be an open riser stair.
The metal has arrived and all the metal for the stair has been cut. We are having the metal cut for the railings and then we will proceed forward with fabrication. Stay tuned for photos of the process and some sketches/digital model of what the end product will look like.