Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his family’s home. The "floating" staircase is actually supported by steel rods hidden within each step. Photo by: Hertha Hurnaus
Levitate Architects used a staircase to a loft-like bedroom to create an enormous amount of book storage space. Even though the staircase isn’t very compact but could accomodate so many books that it would save some space anyway.