This 1920's office building, converted into an innovative workspace, aims to architecturally embody the core ideals of the Kapor Center. Blank and Cables was contracted to fabricate and install the components that create and accentuate each of the two semi-circular staircases which appear at the main entry, greeting employee and guest, and the second, more central and larger stair, located within the creative nexus of the Kapor Center. Each staircase employs hand laid and hand sanded redwood veneer panels, with the upper staircase also using Italian plastic laminate. The curved and helixed top cap of each staircase is made up of hundreds of hand bent solid clear redwood pieces, sanded and blended for a smooth and pleasing feel and appearance; a winding stainless steel handrail accents each stair. Lastly, custom milled solid wood rift white oak treads add a welcomed contrast to the redwood panels.
Photography: Bruce Damonte