Really Cool Stairs #14 - Helical Stairs

Helical stairs have to be one of our favorites.  They are the definition of ultra-modern and look amazing.  Although very expensive, these stairs will be the focal point of any home. 

What is the difference between a circular vs helical stair?

"As the word “helix” implies, helical staircases are designed in a helical shape. Helical staircases differ from spiral staircases as they do not have a newel, and handrails are present on both sides. They are also not limited to a circular staircase, and may be built in an elliptical or oval shape. Without a newel for support, better materials and/or construction is required for helical stairs compared to spiral stairs.

Because of its shape, it is possible to build two helical staircases while occupying the same vertical space, allowing two persons access to a staircase at the same time. Fire escapes are a good example displaying the use of a double helix stair."  * The Staircase Experts, UK

Check out these amazing pictures below!