Piano Stairs

How can you change behavior for the better? It's simple. Make it fun. The next thing you know, people will climb stairs instead of ride the escalator. And they'll properly throw their trash away too (the subject of another engaging video)...

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  • I usually don’t do this (and now I’m trying hard not to sound like a spammer), but just yesterday I was inspired by this video to look at different ways in which museums can use stairs and escalators to engage with their audience.

    It made me realize the stairs are an often overlooked piece of interior design that offers us great opportunities. The Piano stairs is one of the most inspirational things I’ve seen in weeks.

    (And if you still think i’m spam, don’t click this link to the mentioned blog post: http://bit.ly/99rMmL)

  • Dan Colman says:

    Jasper, your contribution is absolutely welcome. Don’t hesitate to add your thoughts and link to anything that’s relevant, as your post is.

    Many thanks,
    Dan

  • F.I.P says:

    this is great.

    but is it not demoralising these moments of inspiration are always rendered empty: a mere by-product of a multinational’s endeavour to maximize their own omnipresence, in this case, Volkswagon. the connection with cars is somewhat tenuous it seems…

  • IMH says:

    Further to the first reply; THE most impressive staircase in terms of marriage between architecture and subject is the Peace Museum in Caen, Normandy, France.
    The main rooms of the museum are entered along a descending spiral walkway that is illustrated by chronologically arranged images related to the events of the 1930s.
    I have taken numerous school groups to the museum and I’ve always found the design of the building and the connection between a ‘downward spiral’ into the museum and the ‘downward spiral’ into war really engages the students in the architecture of the building and the concept of the Europe’s descent into war in 1939.

  • Casey salf says:

    Does anyone know how they made those wires under the marts trigger?

  • It seems like u actually know a great deal about this subject matter and this exhibits
    thru this unique blog post, termed “Piano Stairs
    | Open Culture”. Thanks ,Bridget

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