Visually Striking 3D Perforated Copper Staircase by Arup

Pushing the limitation of geometry and materials in home design, Arup (in close collaboration with Design Architect STUDIO MISHIN  Architectural Bureau’s Sergey Mishin and Katya Larina and Technical Architects Daniel Llofriu Pou, Alberto Arguimbau) has created a 3 dimensional and perforated copper staircase, especially designed as a focus for the Villa Mallorca project. Illumination accentuates the geometry of the perforations of the copper panels with dramatic lighting from above.
“The detailed design of the complex structure is predicated on a limited set of panel types and interface geometries to permit for a consistent appearance and an effective procurement. The installation is sequenced in this sort of way that the structural panels interlock with one another and a gentle substructure to reduce visible connections”, explained Jan Wurm, Arup´s Materials Practice Leader for Europe. The result’s a clad with almost 200m² of composite panel, including treated copper, bonded and structural timber with approximately 12,000 perforations made by a CNC water jet cutter. [Photos and knowledge provided via e-mail by Arup]