Design stair risers and treads that are comfortable and safe 34 APPEALING STAIR

Design stair risers and treads that are comfortable

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Design stair risers and treads that are comfortable and safe. 3.4 APPEALING STAIR ENVIRONMENT Use articulated and unique stair compositions: Grand, sculptural staircases Exciting stair construction Provide visually appealing interior finishes Design stair environments that appeal to the senses. Highlight interesting views, such as prospects onto nature or indoor gathering areas. Incorporate artwork into the stair environment. Add music to stairwells. Incorporate natural ventilation Select bright, inviting colors. 3.5 STAIR PROMPTS Place signage at elevators and escalators to encourage stair use.
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Locate stair prompts where they will be most visible. Design informational and motivational messages to be linguistically and culturally appropriate to the building’s users. Use multilingual messages compatible with the building users. Match motivational message with building users’ sensibilities and travel motivations. Use age appropriate messages. 3.6 ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS Design elevators to be less prominent than the stairs for people who can use the stairs, while providing elevator access for people with disabilities. Locate elevators out of direct view from the building’s entrance. Do not program the elevators to return to the ground floor and rest in the open position when not in use. Refrain from visually highlighting and articulating the elevator while visually emphasizing the stairs provided for everyday use.
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