Category: Stairs

Floating Stairs Amaze by Visually Defying Physics

Taking the “wow factor” up a few steps… Some building projects call for that certain “wow factor” and floating stairs deliver it! We found some fascinating designs to share from homedit and offer some important considerations for architects and builders with floating stairs in their plans. (Image source: Why Consider Floating Stairs? Feature staircases have always… Read More »

Designing Stairs that Get Stares

Photo by Macaluso Designs, Inc. – Browse traditional staircase ideas   Enter just about any custom-built luxury home and it’s likely that the first structural element to catch your eye will be a set of elegant stairs angling or winding up to the second floor and perhaps higher. Our eyes will tend to focus on… Read More »

Architects use metal for the creative and competitive edge.

Custom architectural metal is often where the creative genius of a building’s design really shines. Just look around and you’ll see that most of the more striking buildings use metal accents for beauty and permanence. There are complexities in fabricating customized metal building components like ornamental stairs, rails, arches and other custom shaped structures. This… Read More »

Can you afford to custom build without a working model?

An architect conceives beautiful and functional building designs. He or she has the unique ability to “see” landmark structures before any physical manifestation happens. However, to the people building the masterpiece, the concept needs to be explained and details need to be vetted. Otherwise, costs can escalate for the wrong reasons. The built environments that… Read More »

Defining Architectural Metals Best Practices

Encountering the same problems repeatedly is a good reason to change “the way it’s always been done.” Mr. Christopher Aubrey (Chris), one of the best metalwork drafting detailers in the country, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website for his company, Modern Metal Solutions, LLC (MMS). Please take a look at this… Read More »

When you hit the hard stuff, there’s no need to stagger and fall!

Please let us explain… Precision quality metal fabrication is the domain of clear headed specialists who know how to assure a profitable outcome on the toughest metal projects. What we’re talking about here is the really hard stuff  that requires top industry experts to get the job done right. Whether it’s architectural, industrial or artistic-ornamental… Read More »