In Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh-based architectural firm 07Beach was asked to renovate a home for a dog-owning client. Thinking of the canines, 07Beach built a separate staircase for dogs into the plans, complete with doggy balustrade, smaller steps, and a shallower incline, perfect for a pooch’s shorter legs.
The short riser height and shallow incline translates to a much longer stairway, which winds around the living room wall like a work of art. The minimalist stair is painted all white to match the existing stairway and the interior’s minimalist aesthetic. The client was a personal friend of Joe Chikamori, the principal architect at 07Beach. In a note to the client Chikamori wrote: “I designed this so that your house could represent your affection for your wife and your two dogs, with the idea that this house will be like a gift to your family.” Adding the doggy staircase to the renovation took 17 more days to design and an additional 26 days for construction.
Photos courtesy of 07Beach