Editor’s pickSpiralling like a nautilus shell

02-08-2018
Blue Engineering,Nautilus,stairs,2017 Wood Awards,European birch,CNC cut ply

Shortlisted for the 2017 Wood Awards, which featured some of the best British architectural designs in wood, the Nautilus is a minimalist, dynamic, hollow stair resembling the interior of a nautilus shell.

Built out of European birch and assembled on site with no visible connections whatsoever, t he 180 unique pieces of CNC cut ply – made from 10 layers of plywood 18mm thick – hide more than 300 oak dowels that keep the layers of ply from delaminating under tensile loads.

 

All images are credited to Adam Brown


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