Zigzag Motif Spiral Staircase Ceiling (Minus Stairs)

The spiral staircase is developed with the Zigzag Motif. This accounts for its serpentine aspect. The mirror image of this is the other chiral version of ‘Zigzag’. Think of it as screws twisting in opposite directions. The tightest spiral has an inner diameter of zero (0). This Zigzag spiral staircase has an inner diameter which is one half (1/2) of the width of the muqarnas spiral ring.

Zigzag Spiral Staircase, Below Horizontal
Zigzag Spiral Staircase, Below Horizontal

Zigzag Spiral Staircase, Above Horizontal
Zigzag Spiral Staircase, Above Horizontal

Zigzag Spiral Staircase, Horizontal
Zigzag Spiral Staircase, Horizontal

The distinctly serpentine, snakeskin look of the Zigzag design creates a seductive Byzantine spiral staircase ceiling design. The Zigzag spiral staircase ceiling design can be compared to similar staircase ceiling designs using the Ray and Crescent designs.

Zigzag Motif Source
Zigzag Motif Source

Zigzag Spiral Staircase, Side
Zigzag Spiral Staircase, Side

Inradius 1/3 Spiral Radius
Inradius 1/3 Spiral Diameter