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Staircase, distilled.

Process—————13 August 2013

Studio Twenty Seven's Hans Kuhn recently snapped some photos of the Brookland Residence staircase. The crisp, minimal design allows light and air to pass from floor to floor, and sets off a subtle light show on the functional components of the stair system. The design was inspired in part by the quiet-but-critical grids and structures in Eadweard Muybridge's stop motion images. Viewing people ascending and descending the staircase will replicate the effect found in the montage. Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase" could be the inspiration for the next residence.

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24 August 2021

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2 August 2021

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