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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 FIFA Hotel Ascot in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the VZ Karl der Große in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Hotel Atlantis in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Hauptuniversität in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the ETH in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Hotel Marta in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in a residential building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in a residential building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Hochschule für Wirtschaft in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Hauptbahnhof Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in a residential building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Peterhof in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Stadthaus in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in a residential building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the SUVA-Gebäude in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Villa Patumbah in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich