Yesterday we had a brief meeting at ISA to discuss the progress on the construction documents and the general kitchen design. Hopefully more on the kitchen design later as we have a meeting lined up with Pappajohn Woodworking to discuss sustainable options.
Anyways, the point of this post is the plywood stairs proposed by ISA. They have gained inspiration from the modern, plywood stairs built in the Chicken Point Cabin by OSKA Architects. Their project uses a lot simple materials such as plywood and concrete in the same theme as our project.
The stair shown and the one ISA has designed is constructed entirely of plywood. It gains the structural strength required by gluing three sheets together for the treads and supporting walls. ISA also added some rectangular cutouts in the walls to mimic the window openings in the facades. The supporting walls also orient the sheets of plywood in the same direction as the plywood floor on the second floor so it will appear as an extension of the floor from the second floor view.
I am still a bit skeptical of whether we can afford to pull this design off, but I love it and we will do our best to get it in.
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