Though it looks like something from a Tim Burton movie, Vincent Duborg was commissioned to create this three-story, bursting-from-the-floor staircase for a home in London. Let's hope it just looks rickety.
The wooden blocks that make up this spiraling staircase are so chunky that it looks like you'd have to climb up on tiptoe.
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The clear glass along the sides of the stairs and the spaces between steps give this room and airy feel and doesn't impede the gorgeous view from this Southampton home designed by Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts, but that might not calm your nerves.
The spinal cord design of this Philip Watts staircase might be a commentary on whether or not you have the backbone to climb it.
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