We call them “stair rooms” because a WOLF staircase is more than just a transitional space. They are inspirational spaces that can be experienced at many levels. A WOLF stair room encourages a slow journey that entices the user to look around and take in the details or views. At the same time it must be beautiful and practical. Many of our homes have an Asian influence and culturally this means that shoes are not worn within the homes. Essentially, our homes are ones which you can also feel and sense with your feet. The materials underfoot need to feel appealing. We consider their textures, density, temperatures and even the sounds they make.
Furthermore, a staircase is an opportunity to create a sculptural element within the house. So apart from being functional they also serve as a visually striking features. We ask ourselves if children can safely play in our stair rooms and if they evoke a sense of mystery and adventure?