Brilliant ramp-in-staircase at Robson Square, a civic centre and public plaza in Vancouver, Canada. Arthur Erickson, architect; Cornelia Oberlander, landscape designer. Click through image for more staircase ramps and visit the slowottawa.ca boards: http://www.pinterest.com/slowottawa/
redhousecanada: Stramps at the Vancouver Law Courts by Arthur Erickson. define-space: I really admire the design for these stairs and how they incorporate a wheelchair access ramp. in a world were barrier free design is essential to living a full and happy life, its amazing to see landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander has taken literal steps to design stairs AROUND a ramp, instead of the other way around.
I like this image because it shows a modern tectonic form. We not have tons of technology that assist us in building new styles of buildings that would be much harder to build without computer assistance.