Who needs stairs?

An increasingly number of newly designed residential and commercial properties now feature quirky ways to get from the room to room. Judging by these pictures we would also replace our stairs with a slide or even a climbing wall.

Level Architects designed this Tokyo house to connect completely by slides

Concrete ramps transforms Phillipp Schuster’s hunting lodge into an indoor skatepark

The child’s bedroom is connected with the kitchen by a spiralling concrete slide in Jakarta

Tato Architects ensured that residents get some exercise when they move around by designing a climbing wall

The playground feel of Lego’s Headquarters is still a favourite

Who would have guessed that Microsoft’s offices in Vienna would have a slide?

This PAS House was designed so every surface could be skated on.

It's not really for getting around but the slide Tjep. installed at Schiphol airport does keep waiting kids amused

Residents of this house by Naf Architect & Design can choose to get around using stairs, ladders or climbing walls

A slide connects two floors of this children's centre by Miquel Mariné Núñez and César Rueda Boné

Schemata Architecture Office hid a slide behind a mirrored wall in this office


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