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.
Dutch design studio PolyLester has created a collection of furniture on wheels that is used to transform an industrial hangar into a venue for exhibitions, workshops, dinners or parties (+ slideshow). More
Design studio March Gut has converted a wine cellar in northern Austria into a tavern, with stepped seating on the roof to allow customers to get a better view of the surrounding vineyards (+ slideshow). More
Bleacher-style seats conceal private offices, toilets and storage areas at this advertising agency, designed by Dutch office Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten inside an overhauled railway building in Tilburg (+ slideshow). More
The Osaka office of Nikken Sekkei's interior design studio features a bookcase conceived as a "stand in a stadium" – the latest example of the trend for bookshelf staircases in both home and office interiors (+ slideshow). More
The Amsterdam offices of smartphone manufacturer Fairphone were created inside a former industrial building – and informed by the same sustainable design principles the company uses for its products (+ slideshow). More
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