Bleacher-style seating, traditionally found at sports grounds, is increasingly popping up inside and over the top of office spaces and public buildings. The stairs designed for sitting on feature in Snøhetta's newly-opened SFMOMA extension and on Napur Architect's skateboard-ramp design for a Budapest museum. We've added these and more of the best examples to a new Pinterest board.
Architects are increasingly designing staircases that double as seating, allowing office workers to congregate between floors, circulation to be turned into event space and homeowners to curl up with a book on the landing. Here are some of our favourite stair/seating configurations (+ slideshow). More »
Coloured storage units that double as cubby-holes and hiding places for children feature in this Stockholm kindergarten by Swedish firm Rotstein Arkitekter. More »
The new Silicon Valley HQ of data storage company Evernote features a coffee bar in the lobby, staircases with built-in seating and an in-house artist to paint murals on whiteboards. (+slideshow) More »
This concrete staircase into the air by Lisbon architecture studio Ateliermob functions as a riverside amphitheatre on the banks of the Tagus in central Portugal (+ slideshow). More »
A playground slide is tucked into the rooftop folds of this children's centre in a coastal South Korean village by Seoul studio JYA-rchitects (+ slideshow). More »
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