Interiors · March 5, 2021 0

Blue Rope Creates A Safety Barrier For The Stairs In This Former Hay Storage Building That’s Been Remodeled Into A Home

Architects Francesco Di Gregorio and Karin Matz, have designed the remodel of a former hay storage building, and included in the home’s new interior is a staircase that has a unique rope safety barrier.

Modern stairs with a blue rope safety barrier.

Instead of having solid walls that would separate the interior and block light from traveling through, the architects used blue rope that would keep the sight-lines open.

Modern stairs with a blue rope safety barrier.

Separate from the handrail, the 1640 feet (500m) of blue rope, which is attached to the ceiling and the floor, acts as a colorful accent within the light interior.

Modern stairs with a blue rope safety barrier.
Modern stairs with a blue rope safety barrier.

Here’s a detailed look at how the blue rope is attached to the floor.

Modern stairs with a blue rope safety barrier.

Located on Föhr, a small island in the North Sea of Germany, the remodeled home includes a thatched roof, a brick exterior, and white window frames.

A brick house with a thatched roof and white window frames.
A brick house with a thatched roof and white window frames.

Inside, there’s a bright interior where walls were removed, pine floors were added, 3200 square tiles with hand-made circular holes were crafted to create a unique wall design, and bedrooms have been finished in a turquoise blue, each acting like a small nest for the occupant.

A bright attic with tiled walls, a dining area, a kitchen, and blue rope safety barrier for the stairs.
A simple and small kitchen with pine floors and cabinets, and a white countertop.
A small home office with an angled ceiling.
A unique wall covered in tiles.
A unique wall that's covered in tiles has a small hidden window with a view of the bedroom.