Obligatory Whale Post: Whale stairs

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Andrew Lee McConnell was inspired to make a staircase based on whale vertebrae:  

“Inspired by the spine of a whale, the Vertebrae Staircase is not simply mimicry of organic form but an exploration in shaping structure. Much of the design work went into refining the single component, or vertebra, that mate with each other creating a unified spine running from floor plate to floor plate.

These interlocking vertebrae provide a rigid structure for the steps, railing and its users. And the railing is reinforced by connections that help the staircase resist rotational forces caused by the cantilevered steps.”

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Via: Designer’s web site

 


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