Yorkshire Architect Names Staircase Design ‘A Sculptural Triumph’

Bisca Designs Centrepiece Statement Staircase For Architect Project.

Having worked with Bramhall Blenkharn Leonard on numerous projects, it was an honour for Bisca to receive the praise of one of Yorkshire’s most prestigious architectural practices, naming our helical staircase, ‘a sculptural triumph of design and engineering’.

Bisca was invited to oversee the staircase aspect of the architect’s wider building design project, having worked together previously and developed a clear understanding of how working together can achieve a truly breathtaking result. Bisca provided the full staircase solution, firstly designing the staircase; next crafting this in our dedicated workshop; and finally carrying out the full staircase installation within the heart of this exquisite home.

This beautiful helical masterpiece was created bespoke to the brief provided by our architect partners and showcases the true potential of what can be achieved – when combining the expertise of an experienced architect with a genuine staircase specialist.

Architectural Considerations When Designing a Centrepiece Statement

The architect instructed Bisca to design, craft and install a statement staircase which would form a sculptural feature, framed by full height windows within the heart of this exquisite property.

Working in close partnership, the brief was to create a clear synergy between the architectural style and materials used in the build of the property and those selected in the staircase design. The staircase raised numerous questions, each of which was carefully considered and agreed during the initial stages of the project.

Bisca advised the team at Bramhall Blenkharn Leonard on the structural requirements to be factored in when designing the surrounding space; and specified the way in which the staircase would transition through the property to enhance the flow of movement. This staircase was not only a functional necessity; its purpose was also to create an architectural statement which sets the tone for the property’s interior design.

The main helical structure was formed with a white-painted, plastered parapet – acting as an apparently seamless continuation of the ceiling itself, rising up to the landing above. By incorporating sinuous curves, the helical staircase design creates a sculptural silhouette; each beautifully crafted oak tread and their surrounding balustrade brings a graceful floating appearance within the space. The inner staircase balustrade is formed in low iron curved glass, allowing natural light to flow through open-rise treads which brightens the spacious gallery area. Crowned with an oval-profiled oak handrail, this gently flows downwards transforming into a staircase newel at ground level.

As daylight fades, the winding helical sculpture is illuminated internally by integrated staircase lighting within the handrail. Casting a warm glow over the glass balustrade, this accentuates the elegant, curved edges of each floating staircase tread.

Director at Bramhall Blenkharn Leonard, Ric Blenkharn (FRIBA FRSA) comments on the staircase design:

“The staircase is the centrepiece of the property’s interior – a triumph of design and engineering to provide a spectacular space in the centre of the house. It is widely admired I know, by both client and all those who have visited the property.”

How Bisca Works With Architects On Staircase Design Projects

Having collaborated with many leading architects on staircase projects over recent years, Bisca has developed the skillsets to perfectly complement those of an architect practice, giving complete flexibility to offer a tailored service and staircase solution. This may involve working with you to develop technical plans from the outset; or if these have already been approved, we would help bring these to life using our expert staircase design and craftmanship experience.

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Alternatively for more information, please contact our team on 01439 771702 | staircase@bisca.co.uk

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