Over 230 beautiful color photos and 98 architectural sketches reveal innovative designs that architects are creating for stairways in the home, by turning them into integral parts of a striking and visually exciting interior design. Going beyond engineering and design, it provides the spatial quality and diversity of a staircase today. The design spectrum ranges from minimalist concrete steps to sophisticated combinations made of wood, steel, stone or glass. One thing these steps have in common is that they reflect the very latest architectural trends. This book raises your awareness of stairs in interior design and opens your eyes to many new possibilities.