Stairway design for safe and consistent use

Karen Kim
ARC564 | Spring 2013

Stairways are fundamental determinants of physical activity and movement in public buildings, but they are often poorly designed. This project explores stairway designs in public buildings, including interactive stairways as a safe means of physical wellness and social integration for its user. It seeks to promote stair use as a fundamental feature of the building design and to interpret this intervention to the building users.