The Spiral by Marra + Yeh Architects

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The Spiral by Marra + Yeh Architects

A spiralling concrete staircase winds up through this empty tower by Marra + Yeh Architects of Sydney and Malaysia.

The Spiral by Marra + Yeh Architects

Constructed beside a three-storey Malaysian house, the tower simply provides a stairwell to connect each of the building's floors.

The Spiral by Marra + Yeh Architects

A series of small openings create concentrated rectangles of light along the walls, while more daylight filters in through a spiral of speckled perforations in the roof.

The Spiral by Marra + Yeh Architects

Swirls of white render cover the exterior walls.

The Spiral by Marra + Yeh Architects

Photography is by Brett Boardman.

The Spiral by Marra + Yeh Architects

Here's a little more text from Marra + Yeh Architects:


The Spiral by Marra + Yeh Architects

Connecting three levels of a multi-generational home the spiral concerns both the poetic and the pragmatic.

The Spiral by Marra + Yeh Architects

The skill and delicate craft of traditional boat builders was enlisted to build the curving tapering form. The spiral contains the freedom of our movements, addressing the interaction of people with their environment, a vessel to enrich our daily rituals.

The Spiral by Marra + Yeh Architects

Location: Malaysia

  • Jones

    Certain death.

    • H-J

      Only if you choose to fall down the stairs…

  • mks

    I spy with my little eye something drawn but not built …

  • http://cargocollective.com/arcalign ArcAlign

    There's a sure way to attract a flurry of comments that state the bleedin' obvious, and that's to omit a balustrade from a stair.

  • http://twitter.com/WalnutGrey @WalnutGrey

    Very creative. Very beautiful.

  • glp

    what a great stair to have to climb every day!

  • pchla

    I wished I could see pictures of these connected buildings.

  • xtiaan

    "Connecting three levels of a multi-generational home the spiral concerns both the poetic and the pragmatic."

    I fail to see how not having a balustrade on a staircase in a mulitigenerational home is pragmatic, unless you wish to get rid of the older and younger generations that is…. As a space its beautiful, as a working staircase in a domestic interior its really bad work.

    and whats with the hideous render on the outside?

  • something

    "Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people."
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    In Architectural parlance, great minds still discuss ideas , average minds discuss processes and small minds discuss compliance.

    • xtiaan

      try saying that after you fall down a stairwell, lol