“Sculpture’s gift to architecture is the staircase” – Alex de Rijke / Điêu khắc: Món quà của kiến trúc là cầu thang

Architect Alex de Rijke of dRMM talks to Dezeen about his practice’s Escher-inspired installation of staircases in this movie filmed outside Tate Modern in London. The Endless Stair installation, constructed on the bank of the River Thames as part of this years London Design Festival, comprises 15 interlocking staircases demonstrating a new cross-laminated timber material. “Endless Stair is a prototype,” explains de Rijke, who is co-founder of architects de Rijke Marsh Morgan and dean of architecture at the Royal College of Art. “It’s a research project into making a new material, or a new version of a material, namely a hard wood version of laminated timber, which is generally soft wood.”