Spiral staircase in sylvan setting

Spiral staircase in sylvan setting

This structure is a demonstration of how a novel muqarnas arrangement can be used as the ceiling of a spiral staircase. To my knowledge there is no evidence of such a use in the architectural record. Just as muqarnas domes can be expanded to create larger, more complex, patterned domes, so too can such spiral forms.

An animation of this spiral staircase of muqarnas tiles can be seen on my YouTube channel HERE.