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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 Nebotičnik skyscraper in Ljubljana, SloveniaLjubljana
Staircase in the Hogeschool Rotterdam in Rotterdam, NetherlandsRotterdam
Staircase in the Museum Cromhouthuis in Amsterdam, NetherlandsAmsterdam
Staircase in the Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Cœur in Brussels, BelgiumBrussels
Staircase in the Haus des Reichs in Bremen, GermanyBremen
Staircase in the Nebotičnik skyscraper in Ljubljana, SloveniaLjubljana
Staircase in the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh
Staircase in the Burg von Ljubljana, SloveniaLjubljana
Staircase in the Kurhaus of Scheveningen in Den Haag, NetherlandsDen Haag
Staircase in Nuremberg, GermanyNuremberg
Staircase in the Hotel Raffaello in Milan, ItalyMilan
Staircase in an educational building in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje in Amsterdam, NetherlandsAmsterdam
Staircase in the Kirche St. Jakob in Nuremberg, GermanyNuremberg
Staircase in the office building Residence Palace in Brussels, BelgiumBrussels
Staircase in the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the Gresham Palast in Budapest, HungaryBudapest
Staircase in the Mediapark Cologne, GermanyCologne
Staircase in the Hotel INNSIDE in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the office building Het Industriegebouw in Rotterdam, NetherlandsRotterdam
Staircase in the Weinshop L'Intendant in Bordeaux, FranceBordeaux
Staircase in the LUGDUNUM - Musée & Théâtres romains in Lyon, FranceLyon
Staircase in the Bekleidungsgeschäft SportScheck in Nuremberg, GermanyNuremberg
Staircase in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh
Staircase in the citizenM Hotel in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the Baumwollbörse Bremen, GermanyBremen
Staircase in the Porte de Hal in Brussels, BelgiumBrussels
Staircase in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the CitizenM Hotel in Rotterdam, NetherlandsRotterdam
Staircase in the Mediapark Cologne, GermanyCologne
Staircase in the Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the Hotel Gellért in Budapest, HungaryBudapest
Staircase in the Sinwellturm in the Kaiserburg Nuremberg, GermanyNuremberg
Staircase in the Museum Caixa Forum in Madrid, SpainMadrid
Staircase in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the Gebäude The Lighthouse in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the Ludwig Múzeum in Budapest, HungaryBudapest
Staircase in the Besucherzentrum des Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh
Staircase in an educational building in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the Haus der Schwarzen Madonna (Kubismus-Museum) in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in Bremen, GermanyBremen
Staircase in an educational building in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the Museum Escher in Het Paleis in Den Haag, NetherlandsDen Haag
Staircase in Bremen, GermanyBremen
Staircase in the BSZ für Elektrotechnik in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the Stadthaus Leipzig, GermanyLeipzig
Staircase in the Princes Square Shopping Centre in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the St.-Stephans-Basilika in Budapest, HungaryBudapest
Staircase in the Hotel Mercure Madrid Plaza de España in Madrid, SpainMadrid
Staircase in the Parkhotel Den Haag, NetherlandsDen Haag
Staircase in the Princes Square Shopping Centre in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the Museum Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, SpainMadrid
Staircase in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in the Museum Escher in Het Paleis in Den Haag, NetherlandsDen Haag
Staircase in the The Principal Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the Hotel Holiday Inn Am Zwinger in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the Hotel Musketyr in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in the Hotel Courtyard by Marriott in Graz, AustriaGraz
Staircase in the Burg von Ljubljana, SloveniaLjubljana
Staircase in the Junior Haus in Frankfurt am Main, GermanyFrankfurt am Main
Staircase in Reykjavik, IcelandReykjavik
Staircase in the Kempe Komfort Hotel in Düsseldorf, GermanyDusseldorf
Staircase in an educational building in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the Generator Hostel in Dublin, IrlandDublin
Staircase in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the Beresford Hotel in Dublin, IrlandDublin
Staircase in Leipzig, GermanyLeipzig
Staircase in the First Hotel Reisen in Stockholm, SchwedenStockholm
Staircase in the residential building Gemini Residence in Copenhagen, DenmarkCopenhagen
Staircase in the Hangar 7 in Salzburg, AustriaSalzburg
Staircase in the Main Tower in Frankfurt am Main, GermanyFrankfurt am Main
Staircase in the furniture store Heal's in London, EnglandLondon
Staircase in the Neuen Museum in Nuremberg, GermanyNuremberg
Staircase in the Hotel Fusion in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in the Touristeninfo Weissbach, GermanyWeissbach
Staircase in the Falkensteiner Hotel Maria Prag in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in the Hotel Bologna in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in the Hotel Moran in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in the Hotel Mythos in Rust, GermanyRust
Staircase in the Vatican Museums in Rome, ItalyRom
Staircase in the furniture store Nanu-Nana in Bremen, GermanyBremen
Staircase in the Hotel The Place in Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh
Staircase in the Hotel The Place in Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh