open stair

open stair

A stair or stairway, whose treads are visible on one or both sides and open to a room in which it is located.
See also: Stair
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open stair, open-string stair

open stair, open-string stair
A stair whose treads are visible on one or both sides.
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Simply trimming overgrown landscaping or utilizing open stair risers creates more visibility and gives criminals less opportunities to hide.
Here, an open stair connects employees to one another physically, while a coffee shop environment connects employees personally.
Be aware that building regulations around open stair treads are tight, so be informed before you start building or buying.
Other ground-level elements are an entry stair with open stair risers (to allow for rising and receding storm surge water), parking for two cars, and an enclosed CMU storage room that also acts as structural ballast.
Now, the Gosselins enjoy a more open landing and new skylights, along with open stair risers and a glass foyer wall.
This requirement is straightforward and states that, where the basement is connected by an open stair to the main dwelling, the ventilation should be as per the dwelling.
The house is traditional in style, with leaded windows, a stained-glass panel in the front door, and lots of inside detail, such as moulded skirting boards and the open stair up from the dining room.
"This is an exciting opportunity to create a unique space highlighting the minimal design of the open stair. The new staircase transforms what was previously a purely functional requirement into an anchor for the space," said Dan Shannon, a principal with Moed de Armas & Shannon.
Withdrawn: | Mr G Ellis, listed building consent for erection of first floor extension to house and partial conversion of barn into shower room and store at ground floor level with an open stair up to mezzanine living space (listed building), Lingards Cross Farm, Lingards Road, Slaithwaite.
A spacious, light-filled entry lobby features an open stair that leads down to the New England Rehabilitation Hospital Satellite program and is bracketed by active and quiet spaces that comprise the center's public realm.
The main lobby is defined as a two-story volume with an inviting open stair that cascades down from the open mezzanine level containing student study space, a common-area kitchen and access to the large balcony that overlooks the new quadrangle.
Penetrated by an open stair that dips and swirls up a central void together with a network of galleries and bridges, the foyer is the social heart of the building.

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