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)…

Thanks Adol­fo for the great finds.

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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)

  • 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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