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Two faces of a staircase

The ascent is exhausting and arduous, in contrast the descent is easy and effortless. Just like the way up and down, a staircase visually presents itself from two sides.

The view from the bottom to the top reveals the lower surface of the flight of stairs, the handrail and the pattern of the ceiling on top. On the other hand the view from the top to the bottom brings up an entirely other image. You can see the pattern of the floor, the colour of the handrail and notice a different mood of light. Comparing the two angles of view, one time the same staircase presents itself completely different while another time the similar character is visible from both top and bottom.

This art project features 351 staircases with its angles of view side by side and discloses the two faces of a staircase.
Staircase in the Störtebecker-Kontorhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Pincon-Haus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Streit's Hof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Körnerhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Wrangelhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Prien-Haus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Esplanade in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in der Alten Oberpostdirektion in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the SIDE hotel in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Brahms Kontorhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Steigenberger hotel in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Reimershof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Gotenhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in a modernen Bürogebäude in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Boltenhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Gehrckenshof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Detjen-Haus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Slomanhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Slomanhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Asiahaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Laeiszhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus Kontorhaus Nordsternhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Versmannhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the hotel Radisson Blu in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Sprinkenhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Chilehaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Meßberghof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Montanhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Burchardhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Rappolt-Kontorhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Mönckeberg-Kontorhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Alstertor in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Friedrichshof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Klosterburg in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Novum hotel Graf Moltke in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Novum hotel Alster St. Georg in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg