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.
This weathering steel staircase by engineering studio Close to Bone cantilevers off a hill in Flanders, forming an observation tower overlooking rolling farmland and the Kabouterbos forest (+ slideshow). More
Dutch firm Studioninedots has renovated a 1970s office building in the Dutch city of Hilversum, removing sections of the existing walls and floors to create a four-storey void crisscrossed by steel staircases (+ slideshow). More
Hudson Architects has transformed a heritage-listed building in eastern England into an architecture school, featuring a staircase that references an ornately patterned original balustrade (+ slideshow). More
A subterranean shaft created by 19th-century engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is now accessible to the public for the first time in 150 years, thanks to a new staircase by architecture studio Tate Harmer (+ slideshow). More
German architect Florian Busch conceived this Kyoto bar as one continuous space spread over eight levels to make the most of a narrow site in one of the city's oldest nightlife areas (+ slideshow). More
Readers were up in arms this week about a folded steel staircase, which they claimed were missing a crucial handrail. Our latest Pinterest board is dedicated to similarly extreme staircase design, from cantilevered wooden treads "as thin as plates" to a conceptual flight of steps attached midway up a skyscraper.