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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 288 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 Hogeschool Rotterdam in Rotterdam, NetherlandsRotterdam
Staircase in the Nebotičnik skyscraper in Ljubljana, SloveniaLjubljana
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the former k.k. privilegierte Österreichische Länderbank by Otto Wagner in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the LUGDUNUM - Musée & Théâtres romains in Lyon, FranceLyon
Staircase in the Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Cœur in Brussels, BelgiumBrussels
Staircase in the Museum Cromhouthuis in Amsterdam, NetherlandsAmsterdam
Staircase in the Haus des Reichs in Bremen, GermanyBremen
Staircase in the Museum Escher in Het Paleis in Den Haag, NetherlandsDen Haag
Staircase in the IG Metall bulding in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the VZ Karl der Große in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh
Staircase in the Burg von Ljubljana, SloveniaLjubljana
Staircase in the IHK in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje in Amsterdam, NetherlandsAmsterdam
Staircase in the Kurhaus of Scheveningen in Den Haag, NetherlandsDen Haag
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the office building Residence Palace in Brussels, BelgiumBrussels
Staircase in the CitizenM Hotel in Rotterdam, NetherlandsRotterdam
Staircase in the Hotel Atlantis in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Amtsgericht Berlin-Mitte in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in Nuremberg, GermanyNuremberg
Staircase in the Derag Livinghotel am Viktualienmarkt in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the IHK in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Hauptuniversität in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Hardenberghaus in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the office building Het Industriegebouw in Rotterdam, NetherlandsRotterdam
Staircase in the Hotel Raffaello in Milan, ItalyMilan
Staircase in the Allianz Haus in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in an educational building in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the ETH in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Nebotičnik skyscraper in Ljubljana, SloveniaLjubljana
Staircase in the Designhotel Stadt Rosenheim in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Siegessäule in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the Börsegebäude in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Kirche St. Jakob in Nuremberg, GermanyNuremberg
Staircase in the Hotel Marta in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the 25hours Hotel The Royal Bavarian in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Hardenberghaus in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the Porte de Hal in Brussels, BelgiumBrussels
Staircase in the Gresham Palast in Budapest, HungaryBudapest
Staircase in a residential building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Museum Escher in Het Paleis in Den Haag, NetherlandsDen Haag
Staircase in the Mediapark Cologne, GermanyCologne
Staircase in the Wormland store in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in a residential building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Hotel INNSIDE in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in der Neuen Maxburg in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Hoechst Haus in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in a residential building in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Weinshop L'Intendant in Bordeaux, FranceBordeaux
Staircase in the Bekleidungsgeschäft SportScheck in Nuremberg, GermanyNuremberg
Staircase in the Parkhotel Den Haag, NetherlandsDen Haag
Staircase in the Haus der Gesundheit in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the Städtischen Hochhaus (Altes Technisches Rathaus) in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Hotel am Steinplatz in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Justizpalast in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Störtebecker-Kontorhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in a residential building in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the citizenM Hotel in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the Baumwollbörse Bremen, GermanyBremen
Staircase in the Bibliothek Hochschule Munich, DeutschlandMunich
Staircase in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Bayer Haus in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the Mediapark Cologne, GermanyCologne
Staircase in the Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the Hotel Europa in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Hotel Waldorf Astoria in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the Hotel Gellért in Budapest, HungaryBudapest
Staircase in the Sinwellturm in the Kaiserburg Nuremberg, GermanyNuremberg
Staircase in the Kempinski Hotel Bristol in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Goethepark office building in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in an office building in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the Museum Caixa Forum in Madrid, SpainMadrid
Staircase in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Gebäude The Lighthouse in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in der Oberpostdirektion in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Institut für Musikwissenschaften in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the Ludwig Múzeum in Budapest, HungaryBudapest
Staircase in the Hochschule für Wirtschaft in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in an office building in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
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 the Hauptbahnhof Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Bremen, GermanyBremen
Staircase in the UDK building in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Alstertor in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in a residential building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in an educational building in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Peterhof in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the UDK building in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in der Alten Oberpostdirektion in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the hotel Radisson Blu in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Stadthaus in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
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 an office building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Modegeschäft Hirmer in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the St.-Stephans-Basilika in Budapest, HungaryBudapest
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in a residential building in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Hotel Mercure Madrid Plaza de España in Madrid, SpainMadrid
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Princes Square Shopping Centre in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the Haus des Rundfunks in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the SUVA-Gebäude in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in the Ludwigpalais Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Museum Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, SpainMadrid
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Brahms Kontorhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Delta-Lloyd-Gebäude in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the Villa Patumbah in Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Staircase in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the The Principal Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgow
Staircase in the Hotel Holiday Inn Am Zwinger in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Novum hotel Alster St. Georg in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in a modernen Bürogebäude in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Hotel Motel One Wien Staatsoper in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the SIDE hotel in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Postsparkasse von Otto Wagner in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Hotel Musketyr in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Meßberghof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Hotel Courtyard by Marriott in Graz, AustriaGraz
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Burg von Ljubljana, SloveniaLjubljana
Staircase in the Hotel Motel One Westbahnhof in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Hotel Drei Kronen in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Wrangelhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Boltenhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Novum hotel Graf Moltke in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Hotel Erzherzog Rainer in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Junior Haus in Frankfurt am Main, GermanyFrankfurt am Main
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Laeiszhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Hotel Kummer in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Hotel Das Triest in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Hotel A&O Munich Hauptbahnhof in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Steigenberger hotel in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Reykjavik, IcelandReykjavik
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Burchardhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Hotel Steigenberger Herrenhof in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Reimershof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Klosterburg in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Phantastenmuseum in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Sprinkenhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Mönckeberg-Kontorhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Bielerhof residential complex in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Friedrichshof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kempe Komfort Hotel in Düsseldorf, GermanyDusseldorf
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Streit's Hof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in a residential building in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in an educational building in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Esplanade in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Postsparkasse von Otto Wagner in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase bei Dallmayrs in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Asiahaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Montanhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Café St. Oberholz in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the Rosenhöfen in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus Kontorhaus Nordsternhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Hotel Lux in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Generator Hostel in Dublin, IrlandDublin
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in a residential building in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Dresden, GermanyDresden
Staircase in the Beresford Hotel in Dublin, IrlandDublin
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Körnerhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Ellington Hotel in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in Leipzig, GermanyLeipzig
Staircase in the First Hotel Reisen in Stockholm, SchwedenStockholm
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Main Tower in Frankfurt am Main, GermanyFrankfurt am Main
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the residential building Gemini Residence in Copenhagen, DenmarkCopenhagen
Staircase in the Hangar 7 in Salzburg, AustriaSalzburg
Staircase in the furniture store Heal's in London, EnglandLondon
Staircase in the Neuen Museum in Nuremberg, GermanyNuremberg
Staircase in the Karl Marx Hof residential building in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Pincon-Haus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in der Akademie Handel in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Berlin, GermanyBerlin
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Slomanhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Hotel Dolomit in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Chilehaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Detjen-Haus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Karl Marx Hof residential building in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Slomanhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Rappolt-Kontorhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Gotenhof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Parlament in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Hotel Fusion in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in der Regierung von Oberbayern in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Touristeninfo Weissbach, GermanyWeissbach
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Stiegenhaus/Treppenhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Café Glockenspiel in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Falkensteiner Hotel Maria Prag in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Hotel Bologna in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in the Hotel Moran in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Hotel Mythos in Rust, GermanyRust
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Prien-Haus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in the Vatican Museums in Rome, ItalyRom
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the embassy of Argentina in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the furniture store Nanu-Nana in Bremen, GermanyBremen
Staircase in the Hotel The Place in Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh
Staircase in the Hotel ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Hotel TRYP City Center in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Postsparkasse von Otto Wagner in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Gehrckenshof in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Munich, GermanyMunich
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Kontorhaus Versmannhaus in Hamburg, GermanyHamburg
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in Vienna, AustriaVienna
Staircase in the Hotel The Place in Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh
Staircase in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, GermanyMunich